Today we’d like to introduce you to William Parker.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I have always been interested in art, photography, and cinematography since I was young. I started my photography journey by buying a Sony a6300 and doing “concert photography” of an up and coming rap group I was a part of then. After that, I was hooked and it kinda took on a life of its own. I started developing my photography more into an art instead of just being able to take good photos. Slowly my shoots have gotten more intricate, elaborate, and detailed. Most of my shoots start with a simple detail such as the hair, dress, or makeup: I then will try to build a scene around the idea. A lot of my inspiration comes from movies.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
“Anything worth doing won’t be easy and anything easy won’t be worth doing.” No matter what you are pursuing in life; whether it’s a career, lifestyle, or “worth doing” at some point it will be difficult. I’ve had to learn to separate business and personal feelings; deal with being withheld earned income, broken or stolen equipment, corrupted hard drives, and bad business partners. Everything a typical up and coming artist would have to deal with. Just gotta charge it to the game and keep moving.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I specialize in Fashion; Beauty, Portrait and, Editorial Photography. I believe I’m able to create not only a shoot but a character for my models which helps with posing and to create an image that says something: rather than just being a good photo. I think that’s what is able to set me apart from my peers. I’m most proud of my growth technically and creatively and excited to keep creating.
We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
I define success as freedom. When I’m able to wake up and do what I want to do that day: create to create and not to provide then I will consider myself “successful”.
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