Friday, 21 October 2011

photographer william waldron

William Waldron is a New York-based photographer who shoots extensively for the likes of Elle Decor as well as publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, InStyle and Vogue. He also shot the book Flowers: Cheap and chic by Carlos Mota (who I interviewed here).

Which five words best describe you? Visual, determined, loyal, funny, stubborn.
What was your first job/career and what path have you taken since? I have actually never been anything but a photographer; I've never held a job. So the only questions have been what kind of a photographer would I be, and in what city would I work. I moved to New York immediately out of school and I've never left. My career has been almost exclusively editorial, I barely do commercial work.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Not to over think things. I need to concern myself with the viewers first impressions by making pictures that feel a certain way as well as look a certain way.
What’s your proudest career achievement? My editorial career. I am so fortunate to work for such good magazines with such talented people.
What’s been your best decision? To be married and have a family.
Who inspires you? Ellsworth Kelly and Cy Twombly. William Eggleston. The writers Jim Harrison and Michael Timmins.
What are you passionate about? The way thing look. Really; I'm a bit of a maniac.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Crazy Horse.
What are you reading? Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

images courtesy of william waldron


Tony Amos said...

I've had a lot of respect for W.W.'s work for quite a long time , he's always good. His work is always breathing.
Funny, I thought he might look older.

Clare C. Whitaker said...

Beautiful photographs...stunning. I have loved learning about the various artists. They have been fantastic and great job with the interviews! Have a great weekend xoxo

Hena Tayeb said...

Another great photographer.. I love that he says getting married an having a family was his best decision.. that really tells a lot about a person.

And that room with the books.. I want that room.. and all those books.


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