Pat Johnson

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Originally from Cleveland, Pat Johnson has been a successful photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. Pat’s principal area of achievement has been in music, sports and entertainment related photography. Pat’ s passion for photography is evidenced by his wide array images and style. The subjects all feel the passion and the Cleveland sense of humor, helping him to win over the toughest of characters. “you have to be kind of crazy to be in this business. Every day, every shoot, every situation is different, witha different set of challenges. You have to work to be creative.”


As director of City Model Management, Inc, I hereby certify that Pat Johnson is one of our best Photographers. He has been working with our agency for the past yours, and has always been professional and responsible in his work. As his career takes him all over nationality, he truly has an international reputation which makes him very sought after in the industry. It is for this reason that we recommend Pat Johnson in total confidence. We would be very happy to supply any further information if desired.

— Salvador A. Marquez Jr.
President of City Model Mgmt

I have worked with Pat Johnson for over 10 years, as a makeup and hair artist. In my career I have worked with many talented photographers, Pat is definitely one of the best. He has a very diverse eye for different images. And the pictures always look beautiful. I think the single most important thing that sets Pat above the rest is he uncanny ability to make EVERYONE feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. From professional models to corporate executives to musicians. By being comfortable, his subjects look natural, happy, and like themselves but enhanced. Pat’s studio itself is a true San Francisco treasure. Clients walk in and are blown away by his photos of who’s who in the music industry. It’s like a music hall of fame. I feel privileged to work with him.

— Deborah Pannier | Make-up, Hair, Skin

I’ve known Pat since the 70’s. He is the go to guy for me when I need THE picture taken. I can say his pictures hang on the walls of many musicians, managers and publicists in addition to being on their album covers and reproduced millions of times, a true testimate. And the guy is nimble and likeable not traits normally found in a lot of shooters.

— Michael Coats | Coats Public Relations

Pat Johnson has been our official photographer for The RRazz Room for almost 5 years now. His work is always inspired and consistently top quality. His enthusiasm and skills and easy-going nature help us keep many performing artists happy, even those who don’t start out that way. Our RRazz Room “Wall Of Fame” featuring “live” shots of the artists on stage at The RRazz Room has become an attraction of it’s own to our growig number of nightly patrons. This is thanks to Pat Johnson.

— Robert Kotonly | President, RRazz Entertainment, Inc., The RRazz Room SF