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Daily Inspiration: Meet John Williams

Today we’d like to introduce you to John Williams.

Hi John, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I started my photography journey in high school. I was in yearbook class. I loved my teacher Mrs. Susan who not only pushed us creatively but genuinely cared about us as young people. Honestly, being able to carry my camera around and see, communicate, and hang out with different people was always fun. I later took Mrs. Susans photography class which made you think more about composition and purpose of the image. Oh, I didn’t even mention I graduated high school in Okinawa Japan as a military kid, this played a big part of that passion of taking images. So many colors, such a close-knit community, diversity and creativity allowed everyone to be themselves whatever that looked like.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There really has not been any difficulties on my journey. After high school to be honest, I put the camera down for years, I later picked it back up when I saw a family member taking images and traveling and enjoying the creative space. Social media growth and potential played a huge role in me picking back up the camera as well. I saw an opportunity to travel more meet people and be compensated for something I enjoyed was the icing on the cake, lol.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I believe I bring a different atmosphere to a shoot. With “J.Willphoto” you will always get that fun creative chill environment. I specialize in portrait, fashion, boudoir photos. With social media so many people just want images to post but aren’t “models” and tend to be nervous for their first shoots. I make a point to have everyone enjoy their experience have fun during their shoot and most importantly leave with dope images. The combination of both of those things helps be build a consistent client base, a sustainable network and great rapport with the community.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
I think as a creative don’t be afraid to be uncomfortable, you will always have to invest in yourself. That does not always mean with money, although that is part of it, but investing time to learn, time to network humble enough to ask for help. As a creative person. It is sometimes difficult in the community to get folks to help you, but be relentless and let the closed doors motivate you.

Contact Info:

Image Credits
Grey background image Shotbyme @j.willphoto Model @jalynmckoy_ Make up @Adoriamcintyremua Image in the grass Shotbyme @j.willphoto Model @kaytill image in red Shotbyme @j.willphoto model @juliabad_ Hair @hairbytyflyy makeup @kaylasinghmakeup White set girl sitting shotbyme @j.willphoto model @dejamarche make up @jhe.lache

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