|Jimmy Williams presents
“Turning Passion into Profit”
Hosted by APA Charlotte
“For over 35 years, I’ve had a love for and been in the business of photography. During those years there have been a few powerful moments where everything came together and I was able to capitalize on turning my passion and love of photography into quality high paying jobs that I would have probably shot for free. There seems to be a strong correlation in following your dreams and being successful. I’ll show you examples of how a few of these moments played out for me, and hopefully guide you to recognize your own “aha” moments.”
~ Jimmy Williams
An artist and visual storyteller, Jimmy seeks to evoke emotion through his engaging photographs. His assignments and passion for diverse cultures and landscapes have brought him to practically every corner of the globe for over 30 years. Primarily a destination photographer, Jimmy captures his environmental portraits, tourism details, and landscapes with a narrative essence. Possessing a deep appreciation for the beauty within, he captures memorable moments of quiet grandeur with a cinematic quality.
With a pocket full of patience and great diligence in lighting techniques, Jimmy seeks these revelations mutually with the creatives that also thrive from the ride. Collaborations have been with a diversified list of agencies including Crispin Porter + Bogusky, JWT, Euro RSCG, Arnold Worldwide, The Richards Group, GSD&M Ideas, & DDB to name a few. Clients that have utilized his universal capabilities include U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, and North Carolina Tourism Board, Norwegian, Carnival, and Costa Cruise Lines, Barilla Pasta, and Hyatt Regency. Jimmy’s affinity towards honest and pure portraiture has also been tapped into by many pharmaceutical companies.
Jimmy’s photographic efforts have been amply rewarded by the photographic community including recognition by Communication Arts, The One Show, The Lucy Awards, B&W Spider Awards, Luerzer’s Archive Magazine, PDN, Color Magazine, B&W Magazine, Graphis, and At Edge. Jimmy has been named Ad Week’s Photographer of the Year as well as received multiple Addy’s including Best of Show. In 2008, he was honored with a nomination as Deeper Perspective Photographer of the year at the Lucy Awards for his Music Makers series – one of his most personally rewarding projects to date.
DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
6:30 – 7:00pm Networking Social
7:00 – 9:00pm Featured Program