I am a photographer because it allows me to share my vision and imagination with others. My camera provides a means to capture the places that my mind creates, or my eyes see. Whether it’s a warm sunset over a lake, dew balancing on a leaf, or light streaming through the trees, I can share the image with others that originated in my mind, and it is so thrilling to transform a thought into a physical image.
My favorite images have an otherworldly, ethereal, or enchanting look to them. They may be inspiring or frightening, but they still turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. I fully believe “the moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” — Henry Miller
I am a self-taught photographer [But aren’t we all?] and graphic designer shooting as a hobby since 2005, and professionally since 2008. I made the leap after winning my first contest and receiving an enormous upgrade from a Canon point-and-shoot to Canon 5d Mk II DSLR. This also led me to create my personal website cwwphotos.com , publish my photos in 2 hard-bound coffee-table books , a college textbook , and an exhibition in a Rochester, NY photography gallery [home of George Eastman and Kodak]. Now I am preparing for a second exhibition in the Image City Photography Gallery, and working with a Brooklyn School Administrator to promote children’s literacy through a fundraiser turning my photographs into bookmarks.
Born in Rochester, NY, I grew up across the street from Lake Ontario, attended Hilton Central schools, and later earned my bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the State University of New York at Brockport. I am currently working to pay off my student loans while waiting to go back to college in pursuit of a Photography master’s degree and Oceanography PhD. I’m a student for life!
My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain.
All images in this portfolio are owned and copyrighted © Christopher Williams.
Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from myself, Christopher Williams, is prohibited by law. All rights reserved.
Off site sharing on blogs is OK, in fact I think it’s great, but make sure you get my prior permission to do so, & image must link directly back to it’s RedBubble page. My name – Christopher Williams – must be clearly displayed with the image, naming me as the artist & copyright owner.