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

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