As a kid, Ryan Johnson loved taking photos with a phone. Today he looks back at them and laughs to himself. But for iPhone photos, they were pretty good. In 2012, a surfer friend handed him a digital single lens reflex camera and asked Johnson to shoot him. That day, Johnson knew that photography was what he wanted to do. He enrolled in photography courses at the Ocean County Vocational Technical School. After graduating, he found he wasn't happy working a 9 to 5 and chose rather to follow his passion. In the summer of 2014, he found himself completely immersed in shooting bands, local landscapes, skim and surf contests, family portraits and community events. He continues to hone his craft every day – still for the love of it.