Josh Ethan Johnson


Josh Ethan Johnson lives in NYC and divides his time between making films, photo, music, and travel. He plays music under the name Estate and generates photos, video and more under his own. 

Photography achievements include publishings in books and magazine, press, winning various photo competitions,  showing work in galleries internationally and in 2017 being named "Top 12 Street Photographers In The World" by Huffington Post. He's shot assignments for The New York Times and A24. He's been a member of the photo collective NYCSPC since 2016. 

In 2016, Josh launched FACES, an ongoing documentary series about various people and places. There's 26 completed short films with always more on the way. Some of the installments have been featured in various film festivals and a feature documentary is under way. “A Day With Martha” won ‘Feature Documentary Runner-up’ at the 2018 Bushwick Film Fest.

Josh has worked with companies like VICE, PBS, various NYC start-ups, Time Inc., Sony and many more to help produce video, design, music, and original content. 

Musically, Josh and friend Daniel Kramer created the Minneapolis electo group Estate in 2003. The group has had their successes with tours, remixes, many releases and still collaborate today. You can hear their music used in over 50+ prime time shows and feature movies including features on Silicon Valley, The Office, The New Girl, Gossip Girl, Ray Donavon, If I Stay, Community, and many more. 

Drop Josh a line to chat, grab some Pho and talk about life. 

Links n' Sites. 

Member of NYCSPC photo collective. 

Band (Estate):

Found Image Blog:



The New York Times: Virtual Reality

A24's Eighth Grade (film)

A24's Two Against Nature (film)

A24'S UPBP (film)

A24’s WAVES (film)

Mr. Mature America


Street Photo Milano, April 28 to May 6th 2018. Spazio Edit, Milan, Italy

 Samy’s 1090 Gallery, San Francisco USA. Oct 18th 2018

Clampart Gallery NYC, September 24-29 2018. Life Framer Group Show

Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo. Life Framer Group Show

Miami Street Photo, Dec 7-10 2017. History Miami Museum during Art Basel

NYCSPC, Jan 27-30th 2017. The Living Gallery, BK

Soho Photo Gallery, NYC. Aug. 23rd 2018 NYCSPC Group Show.

Easy Does it, NYCSPC Group Show at Contact Gallery, NYC Aug 29 2019

Estate Music Placements.


Silicon Valley, The Office (US), Girls, Gossip Girl, The New Girl, VICE, Community, Ray Donovan, Scandal, Running Wilde, Raising Hope, Royal Pains, Flash Forward, The Deep End,  Outlaw, Ringer, Up All Night, Suburgatory, Ben and Kate, The Crazy Ones, Suits, Girlfriends Guide To Divorce, Marry Me, Superstore


If I Stay, Bad Teacher, Most Likely To Succeed

Drop me a line!

EMAIL: joshethanjohnson (at) gmail (dot) com

INSTAGRAM: @josh.ethan.johnson