Treve Johnson is a photographer that has been a member of Terrain for over ten years. His interest is working with dance began when he discovered he could create interesting effects with dancers moving in front of a panoramic camera. The resulting images have a lyrical sense of motion and create a play on time. Treve will often choreograph a performance piece that involves creating a photographic dance panorama where he will engage the audience and invite them to become part of the performance.
Treve’s dance panoramas are typically long-skinny images that may be four our five feet long. His work has been exhibited in various cafes and public spaces around the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Treve’s favorite quote when it comes to dancing is “all the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing. — Moliere
When Treve is not working with dancers he works as a commercial photographer specializing in photographing architecture. When he’s not behind the camera he can be found dancing on the trails in hiking books or dancing on the water in a kayak.