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Meet Duncan Wilder Johnson of DWJ Creative

Today we’d like to introduce you to Duncan Wilder Johnson.

Duncan, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve been involved in creative pursuits for the past 25 years. I went to Mass Art in the 1990’s, played in bands, performed spoken word all over the US, UK, and Ireland, made a documentary film about the Boston Hardcore band Sam Black Church, and created photographs.

In the summer of 2014, my team and I were laid off from our corporate sneaker overlords and it was time to do something new. A friend of mine got me into doing real estate photography and that was the beginning of DWJ Creative. Since then, I’ve expanded to head shots, events, food photography, and marketing videos. I’ve done work for Whole Foods Market, the CrossFit community, the Red Sox, and various Boston based real estate agents.

As I go forward, I’m looking to expand into more filmmaking, and helping small business grow in the Boston area.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Definitely not. I’ve learned more in these last few years by falling on my face and getting up again, than I did in college, or since college. I kinda love that. It’s never a dull moment.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with DWJ Creative – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I’m known for creating beautiful pictures, stunning visual effects, and being really easy to work with. My clients say I’m fun, and make amazing work. What sets me apart is I’m a straight to the point kind of person: “Let’s make great stuff NOW and lets have fun doing it!”

What I’m the most proud of is that I built this from just one camera and a computer, to a whole thriving business.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I’d like to expand to getting someone else to help with the shoots and the editing. I’ve hired a few students and graduates from Mass Art lately, and I’d like to build up enough of a reputation and clientele where I can have a permanent assistant.

I’d like to create more videos too. There’s something I love about bringing someone’s business to light.

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Image Credit:
All photos by Duncan Wilder Johnson

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