It is my pleasure to feature a very talented friend and photographer to you all on my "Local Artist Spotlight". Chances are if you have ever seen a gorgeous photograph of Nashville or the Nashville skyline shared hundreds of times, Devin Williams probably took it. I don't think I have ever seen one of his Nashville photos that I didn't absolutely love. I see the Nashville skyline nearly every day of my life, but for some reason, every time I see the peak of the AT&T building, better known to most as the "Batman building", I still get excited. It symbolizes something to me. It symbolizes home. I think when you see the photos I am featuring below, you will agree Devin's photography symbolizes home, as well.
MEET DEVIN WILLIAMS
Tell me a little about yourself... where are you from, and what you do?
I grew up in a small town in Florida called Sarasota. When I wasn't in class, I was either at the beach or on the baseball diamond. After attending a junior college in Orlando for 2 years, I signed with Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee on a baseball scholarship. I played for 2 years and in 2004 we won the NAIA World Series. Shortly after, I graduated with my business degree and jumped right into the working class and right into photography.
How would you describe your style? What all kinds of photography do you specialize in?
I'm not sure exactly how to describe my style. I consider myself a passionate photographer that gives a little piece of myself to every photograph I take. I think I'm most known for my cityscape images of downtown Nashville, however, I also photograph families, kids, commercial buildings, concerts, and sporting events.
Favorite camera or cameras you work with.
Currently I work with mostly Nikon Cameras. My baby is the Nikon D700. However, I just purchased a mirrorless Fuji XE-1 so I will be adding that into the mix.
What has been your most amazing, touching, or memorable moment as a photographer?
One of the most memorable moments as a photographer would have to be when I delivered three large canvas prints to a commercial client. At the time, it was the largest set of prints I had ever done. It's definitely a pretty amazing feeling knowing that every time someone walks in that building they will see my work.
Name another photographer that inspires you and why?
Peter Lik. In 2014 he shattered a world record by selling the most expensive photograph in History ($6.5million). His portfolio is astonishing and I truly admire his work ethic.
What photographic ambitions have you not yet achieved?
I would like to publish a coffee table book of just images of Nashville.
Is there anything else you would like to mention that I didn't ask?
Not really, I just enjoy taking pictures and I'm fortunate enough that people are willing to pay for them. I am so thankful I get to do what I love as a career.
FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY BY DEVIN
How gorgeous are all of these photos? Like i said, I am thrilled to get to feature Devin's amazing photos with you all. I think we can all appreciate his talent and the beauty he captures on camera of this amazing place we call home, Nashville. I encourage everyone to check out Devin's other photographs and show him some love by visiting his social media sites and giving him a follow. The photos featured are only a small glimpse into his broad spectrum of work! He shares a new amazing photo frequently, and I promise, you don't want to miss them. Thank you Devin for allowing me to feature you on Native in Nashville!
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