We have worked together on more projects than I can remember over the past 10 years. Chris is a consummate professional and Vans has always been 100% satisfied with his work. Not only does he do a great job, but his love and passion as often elevated the projects far beyond the original brief. He has an ability to motivate and inspire the people involved and capture the true nature of the subject and events that he’s been involved with.


During the last decade Chris has shot Vans adverts, event coverage, campaigns and rider portrait profiles and so much more. He has consistently gone above and beyond to support the projects and rise above any issues - again and again. Chris has never delivered less than first class work that will last lifetime and delivered right on time.


I would not hesitate recommending Chris for a second - with any photography work as he has proven himself driven, adaptable, patient and he takes amazing photos.


Jasper Jones

Vans®  EMEA

Art Director - Action Sports

Having worked with CJ on various projects over the past few years, I can honestly say that not only is he a talented photographer, he's a pleasure to be around and a great asset to any team. From event photography to product shots to portraits, I know the job is in safe hands, and the final images will be amazing. His professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond, combined with his enthusiasm and easygoing nature, put him at the top of my list when I'm in need of a photographer.

Sarah Rimassa

Production Manager

Factory Media 2014-2018

Professional results every time and a real pleasure to work with. A great eye for detail and the ability to work in sometimes challenging conditions make Chris our first choice for all of our (skateboard) shoots.


Years of experience put him ahead of his competitors and make him a very safe pair of hands for capturing crucial moments. The finished images always exceed expectations and Chris often supplies several choices to choose from which makes my job much easier. Highly recommended.


Alan Glass

Skateboard Marketing Manager

Shiner LTD

Having worked with many talented photographers over the last twenty years, I can say without hesitation that not only is Chris Johnson hands down the most diligent and flexible of them all, but also that his abilities and skill sets are the most all-encompassing.

From shooting unknown skateboarders in the chaotic context of grass-roots UK skateboarding, to shooting highly paid US professionals and potential Olympians during UK tours and major stadium events, Chris has always handled himself, and the task at hand, with consummate professionalism.

There are few photographers that I know who can seamlessly move from shooting commissioned portraits of celebrities such as Gary Lineker, to lying in a gutter shooting authentic street skateboarding and treat both with the same level of precision and dedication to the craft of image-making.

Chris is a master of photography and has proven time and again that no subject matter or situation is beyond him. From the intense concentration required to deal with the emotional vagaries of wedding photography, through to shooting high action sports photography, there are few, if any, who perform better under pressure than Chris.


He is one of the best photographers that I have ever had the pleasure or working alongside and a few minutes in his presence observing him as he works will attest to this fact.


Ben Powell


Sidewalk Magazine 1996-2018

Chris is a great photographer to work with, he has carried out many shoots to build up our models portfolio’s and we have been happy with all of the results! He’s very reliable and has never cancelled a shoot, he came into the Gingersnap office to use the studio and shoot with a couple of our models, he taught us about the lights and how to set them up which was really useful!


Overall we’ve had a really great experience working with Chris and will continue to work with him.

Philippa Smith­

Gingersnap Creative Management