Emerge from the Ether
This week we speak with New York photographer Parris Whittingham about his mission to create a new kind of love story, why it is vital to trust your client to help tell that story and how the struggles of our education system are too often mirrored in the industry of making images.
About Parris Wittingham
Parris Whittingham is a New York wedding photographer on a quest to document remarkable love stories. As part of the millennial generation he serves, Parris delivers a fresh perspective about the emerging family legacies unfolding before us. Through this experience, Parris collaborates with adventurous and art-loving couples who are actively transforming our culture through self-education, global citizenship and social innovation. Parris credits his grandmother and mother for cultivating an appreciation of history, the arts and storytelling.
Currently, his studio is producing a campaign with ISFiT . Together, they are exploring international health/care issues affecting women and children’s lives. Through these collective efforts with couples and the community, Parris envisions remarkable love stories as a method for conflict resolution. Bio photo by Amber Knowles. Photos by Parris Wittingham.
About the Host- Travis Schreer
Travis is a wanderer who has a life-long passion for helping creative people realize their ambitions. While studying at the Kendall College of Art and Design and Eastern Michigan University, simultaneously pursuing a BFA in fine art and a Masters in creative writing, Travis rediscovered his fascination with photography and began working as a product photographer. After a brief stint studying poetry in Paris and years of developing his own artistic identity from the comforts of various midwestern cities, Travis packed his wool socks and moved to the chilly climes of Alaska. While there, he broadened his knowledge of the photography industry through his work for Alaska’s largest advertising agency and his involvement with several stock photography companies. It was also in Alaska that Travis photographed his first wedding alongside his partner, photographer Jessica Hill, and the two began to lay the groundwork for the company that was to follow. Then, it was on to Portland, Oregon where Jessica and Travis would put all of their brainstorming into effect and establish Jessica Hill Photography as one of the premiere boutique wedding photography studios in the area. Next time you’re in Portland, stop by Laurelhurst Park, where Travis can be found most evenings. He’s the scruffy guy playing with Collignon Quincampoix, the coolest dog you will ever meet.