derek johnson is a new york city based filmmaker focused on creating films with a fresh editorial sensibility within the grey area between still image and feature film. the influence of his photographic education at the school of visual arts led him to channel the striking immediacy and refinement of a still fashion image—into filmmaking. his work spans fashion campaigns, editorials, galleries, and commercial beauty work with clients such as zaha hadid, derek lam and img. his film, “spacer,” zaha hadid’s last commissioned work before her death, won best picture at the berlin fashion film festival and also showed at the new york fashion film festival. derek continues to push boundaries within the burgeoning genre of fashion film as the industry moves into a new age of imaging.