Parker J Pfister
Parker J Pfister is an artist, a teacher and a mentor. He creates stories using photography and film as his translators.
These translations spark change in our world. He has a vision of a new generation, where this world experiences how others see and not what they have already seen. He envisions a generation that is authentic. With this vision, he guides artists through their own process, with the belief that everyone is creative and needs to be heard. He believes that each person has the ability to self inspire, which breeds this elusive authenticity.
Parker ia a director of photography and photographer based out of Asheville, NC. His capacity to not only navigate and embrace any given situation, but to own it and make it speak is what distinguish’s him from others. An image must speak. It must tell a story, or part of one. They must say something, even if it’s a whisper, and Parker can spin a tale in the blink of an eye. His work shoots straight past the obvious and into the world overlooked. What is seen with the eye during the moment the shutter trips is far from its rendering. Parker’s unconventional treatments of the image during exposure and it’s alternate processing leave you with an image that is always a wonderment. His innovative use of unique mediums, cameras and lenses enable his images to unveil the soul and explore the unknown.
Parker started his journey into the art of photography at the age of 6 when he was given his first camera. 8 years later Eastman Kodak honored him with a silver medallion for second place at the 1982 World’s Fair. While other kids dreamed of being firefighters and cowboys, Parker dreamed of being a National Geographic photographer. His friends all wanted a Mustang with a V8, while he wanted an 8×10 Deardorff V8 view camera. (He already had a mustang V8) Parker has had a camera in his hands ever since photographing anything that interests or moves him. The camera fits comfortably in Parker’s hands and through it he can share the way he see’s the world in which we all live.