Atlantic Archives is owned and operated by Richard Leo and Jane Fischer Johnson, in Savannah, GA.
Over the past 20+ years they have established a huge body of work which has earned accolades from the most discriminating architects, designers and publishers -- both nationally and internationally.
Atlantic Archives' approach to photography is based on a desire to artfully illustrate architecture and interiors with a natural feel, through the avoidance of excessive artificial lighting and hyper post-production techniques.
Embracing this refined aesthetic has resulted in a consistent and expanding portfolio. Atlantic Archives produces dynamic images that reflect and complement our clients visions.
In addition to the photographic services Atlantic Archives provides, the company takes great pride in creating and sustaining relationships with many top publications (Please see Client and Publications page). By keeping current and past clients informed of new opportunities, they are given priority for placement in publications and offered effortless promotion. This service is provided at no additional charge.
Jane has a proven ability to identify and select rewarding projects, assuring exposure for Atlantic Archives' clients in national and international publications. She also runs a successful location scouting business: Low Country Locations.
Her clients include: Anthropologie/BHLDN; Boden; Starbucks; Frontgate; Chicos; Color Siete; Boston Proper; Lloyd Flanders; Lands' End; Soft Surroundings; Seventh Avenue; Anne Taylor; Chadwick's of Boston; J.Jill; Goodys;Edward Jones; ASICS; Lane Bryant; Sundance; Gold Peak Tea/Coca Cola; Thomasville Furniture; The Tractor Supply Company; American Girl/Mattel; Ralph Lauren; Ford Motor Company; Target; H & M; The American Baking Competition; Meredith Publications; Southern Progress; Time Warner; Clarkson Potter; Rizzoli.
Richard is also an internationally acclaimed guitarist/composer. His idiosyncratic/ self-taught style landed him a contract with the prestigious Blue Note label in 1998. He released 2 CDs with Blue Note and subsequently released 3 CDs with Cuneiform records and 2 recent independent releases.
Richard Leo Johnson is one of the most innovative and inspired acoustic guitarists on the current American music scene. Johnson’s style, characterized by complexity, exhilarating speed, and hauntingly unfamiliar harmonies created through ‘found’ tunings, marks this self-taught player apart. Richard was raised in America’s deep South, in a small Arkansas town in the Mississippi Delta. A good indication of what Richard is about is captured when he recalls that his “real jumping off point” was a home-made cassette he received as a teenager, which featured The Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Inner Mounting Flame on one side, and Leo Kottke’s Greenhouse on the other; “I thought both sides were by the same artist! The initial impact was that it was somehow possible to make something happen that fused the linear liquidity of McLaughlin and the dense harmonic structure and drive of Kottke.” Practicing incessantly on his own, Johnson developed an idiosyncratic playing style which combined plucking and strumming, alternating between 6, 12, and 18 strings (a 2-necked McCollum guitar with 6 and 12 strings), using all parts of the guitar, and employing 30 tunings he devised.
He is still active as a recording artist and composer.
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Professional Architectural-Interior-Editorial and Fine Art Photography Since 1988