John Armstrong

About The Artist

John Armstrong is a Seattle-based photographer who shoots with various kinds of film and digital cameras, including a Holga "toy camera". He categorizes himself as a street or documentary photographer. His photos depict the human condition: people, odd juxtapositions, signs, irony and humor and often include words or text. His photos, which have won numerous awards, are held in the collections of King County, Seattle Public Utilities, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle's Hotel Max and others. John has published four books of his photographs: Getting Serious with a Toy Camera, Doubletake, Seeing in Black and White and Florida: A Slice of America. These books are available for preview and purchase at If you'd like to see more of John's photos, please visit his website