Blaire Johnson is a Documentary Cinematographer and a licensed Aerial Cinematographer based in Carolina Beach, NC and Raleigh, NC. She was nominated for 2 Daytime Emmy’s for Cinematography for the Emmy award-winning PBS show A CHEF’S LIFE in 2015 & 2016. A pirate at heart, she lives for the next adventure behind the lens. With an ear for the story and an eye for capturing the magic of the everyday, she seeks to bring the viewer into the moment so that they too are transformed by what she has experienced behind the lens. She loves to film in cinéma vérité using her Easyrig, taking advantage of natural lighting.
Her projects include Cynthia Hill’s A CHEF’S LIFE (2012-2018), BURDEN (2016-2018) & ROAD TO RACE DAY (2016/Film45). Field Studio Films’ THE FUTURE OF AMERICA’S PAST (2018), Film45’s GOAL LINE (2018), NOMINATION for Vanity Fair (2016), Nancy Buirski’s THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR (2015, aerial) and Linda Booker’s STRAWS (2016) & BRINGING IT HOME (2013).
Projects she has worked on have been supported by Sundance, HBO & Tribeca Film Institute. Her work has screened at the Venice Film Festival, NY Film Festival and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Blaire holds a Certificate in Documentary Studies from Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies (2004). She has filmed in Spain, England, Costa Rica and throughout the U.S. Blaire is a U.S. ambassador for Easyrig for women.
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