January 9–31, 2020 @ Bristol Public Library
BRISTOL. VA — "Tennessee Landscapes," a series of black and white photographs by Mark Williams, is on exhibit at the Bristol Public Library, Bristol, Va. Saturday, Jan. 18, beginning at 3 p.m. the library hosts a reception for Williams and the opening of this exhibit in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery. "Tennessee Landscapes" remains on view in the gallery following the reception. Light refreshments are served.
Williams has the heart of an artist. Starting as a musician, he was signed to a major record label while still in his teens and was a studio vocalist for many years, associated with household names in country, rock and jazz. His interest in photography began at the age of 8, taking on the task of family photographer for summer vacations, using a Kodak Instamatic and flashcubes.
Those early vacations fostered a love for nature and the outdoors, which serves as the foundation of his photography today. He believes that a good photo captures an essence that causes the viewer to want to be there, to experience what the photographer experienced when he captured the moment. Through his photos, Williams invites you to step into his world and view it as he does through the camera lens.
Whether it is landscapes, weddings or portraits, Williams brings a simplistic perfection to his work that will stir your imagination. As a result, his work has been recognized and exhibited in public and private galleries globally and has also been selected for commercial sale and use through Getty Images.