These are images of things that have died or have lost their purpose. I found that creating an image of these items gives them a new life and also chose them for their texture renders beautifully in light.
Derek Johnson was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1972. He got his start shooting for the automotive industry while completing his BA at the College of Creative Studies. He quickly moved to New York City to pursue fashion photography. While in New York he assisted some of the world's greatest photographers including Irving Penn, William Wegman, and Robert Frank. Derek has shot for individual clients, top advertising agencies and editorial publications including, The Wall Street Journal, Lord and Taylor, Macy's, Bed Bath and Beyond, Kitchen Etc, American Baby, Bust Magazine, Harley Davidson, Y&M Magazine, ABC TV, Disney, HBO, National Geographic, The History Channel, NHK Japan, Redbull and others. He has also worked on many commercials and feature films. Derek resides on the West Coast and focuses on still life photography and various personal projects.