Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jimmy Williams

"Before I lift my camera, I always open myself up to the moment and trust my emotions to dictate and inspire a compelling story. Whether I’m shooting a portrait or a landscape, my purpose always remains the same: to establish a connection with the subject and to produce utterly 'real' moments. The emotions are raw. Sometimes private. Always Honest."

"James," 2004

"Cool John Ferguson II," 2007

"Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen II," 2010

"Church Steeple, France," 2008

"Camper, South Core Banks, North Carolina," 2009

"Woman in Lobby," 2003

"Michela, Poggibonsi, Italy," 2007

"Sam and Charlie," 2005

"Captain Underpants, In Action," 2005

I want to thank Jimmy Williams for his kind cooperation and permission to reporduce his work on my Masters of Photography blog.

Jimmy Williams biography:

Jimmy Williams is a fine art and assignment photographer based in Raleigh, NC. He studied visual design at North Carolina State University, and shortly thereafter, opened an independent studio where he established himself as a successful and award-winning assignment photographer. Now, more than thirty years later, Williams devotes much of his time to personal photography endeavors, nurturing and maturing his photography into significant bodies of work. Two of Williams’ series, “Music Makers” and “Our Waters”, are presently on solo exhibit at the Block Gallery in Raleigh, NC and The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia respectively. Williams’ work is also permanently represented at John Cleary Gallery in Houston, TX, and Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, CO.

Williams has been honored with an Excellence Award by Color Magazine, Merit of Excellence for Nature Photography at the Masters Cup Awards; Outstanding Achievement in Photography at the International Spider Awards and 2nd place Deeper Perspective Photographer of the year at the Lucie Awards Gala at the Lincoln Center, NYC. Other recent accolades include: 1st place at Center’s Singular Image Awards, Fine Art Photographer of the Year at The International Spider Awards 2004, and editorial features in Lenswork, Rangefinder, Photo District News, B&W, Color, Communication Arts, and Graphis.

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