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Conversations with Gregory Worsham

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gregory Worsham. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Gregory D. Worsham is largely a self-taught Fine Art Portraiture artist whose interests and passions center around creating visual experiences that capture and celebrate the essence of people of color in diverse spaces. In this effort, Gregory embraces opportunities to highlight movement, motion, and the freedom of self-expression that embodies his fine artwork in dance, nude, and composite photography. A Southern California native, Gregory’s work reflects the towns and cities throughout the United States he has once called home including Cotton Plant, Arkansas, and Dallas, Texas. Currently residing in Long Beach, California, Gregory considers Dallas, Texas his home away from home.

Gregory’s photography journey began in 2009. As a professional wedding, portrait, and commercial photographer his imagery has been showcased in local and regional exhibits and his talent in numerous commissions. Gregory has earned a Top 30 placing in the 2021 Pas de Deux Photo International Photography Dance competition.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
TIME and RESOURCES. are difficult to get and managed. I had to learn that being a small studio, I have to manage my time extremely well. I also have to be mindful of my resources too. I have to buy smart. Which is tough.

I have been a photographer for over 13 years. The field is so large that is still so much that I don’t know.

For example, I recently completed a one-month solo exhibit in Dallas, Texas. I felt the images a presentation was exceptional. Two days after the artist’s reception, I attended the Forthworth Airfest. They were so many artists that have mastered the gallery and the Art Festival side of the business too.

Creating is really hard work. But that is the fun part. Managing the resources, time, and business direction is a constant challenge.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a self-taught Fine Art Portraiture artist Like so many people in LA, I wear more than one hat. My photography business focuses on weddings, headshots, and portrait work, but necessary my fine artwork.

From the Fine Art Portraiture artist’s perspective, I enjoy creating images that provide context to the black experience. I feel that everyone is important and has a story. My goal is to give brown and black people beautiful imagery and provide context-narrative into the black experience.

For example, my current project is called “I am Black Dance”. It is a series of inspiring images of brown and black ballerinas from around the Nation. I have learned that ballet is a rigid art form. It also has a very difficult path of entry and support for people of color. And yet these ladies shine. I am horned to bring their stories to life and to highlight their collective success.

How do you think about luck?
Luck, life is full of it. There are easily two moments that have led to me pursuing the Fine Art Portraiture artist. Exposure to my homie Christorpher Willingham’s art journey has been extremely inspiring. Chris is a painter, photographer, and graphic artist.

The moment that I met Mr. Frank Frazer, I knew that I belong in this space. Mr. Frazer is a true legion in the Black and American Art community. What is special about Mr. Frazer is that he has dedicated his life to helping other artists achieve emerge in the art world. His home-hosted artists from around the world. The support that Mr. Frazer has shown me has provided the support that I needed to continue down this path.

Pricing:
  • Each project price is  based on service, product, and time
  • Avg Wedding $4500
  • Avg Headshot session $780
  • Avg Sitting Fee $600
  • Fine Artwork prices vary.  The average price $900 to $1300.

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Image Credits
Gregory Worsham Photography

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