Marshall Williams Photographs are powerful things. They whoo our imagination, they inspire and inform our minds and they can seduce and persuade us to act. With astonishing efficiency they communicate like no other medium. Being a photographer is a life long journey of exploration, discovery, hustle and craft. I'm glad to report that every day I have a camera in my hand is honestly the best day ever. HOSPITALITY CLIENTS Bacara Resort, Balboa Bay Resort, The Resort at Pelican Hill, The Island Hotel, The Grand Del Mar, Hotel Del Coronado, Montage Laguna Beach, St. Regis Monarch Beach, The Phoenician, Paséa Hotel, The La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, The Mission Inn, Waldorf Astoria's Arizona Biltmore, La Quinta Resort and Club, Turtle Bay, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Loews Hotels and Resorts, Pacific Hospitality Group, Bench Mark Hospitality, Destination Hotels, and the world class Mii amo Spa in Sedona, AZ . CORPORATE AND ADVERTISING CLIENTS AMN Healthcare, Bank of America, Cardinal Health, Care Credit, CareFusion, Eastlake, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., Hewlett-Packard, The Irvine Company, Jack in the Box, Kaiser Permanente, Newland Communities, San Diego Gas & Electric, Scripps Health, Sharp Healthcare, Summerlin, Synchrony Bank, Pfizer, Tropicana Las Vegas, Union Bank of California and University of San Diego. EDITORIAL Bon Appétit, Delta Sky, Food Arts, National Geographic, Outside, RCI Endless Vacation, San Diego Home Garden & Lifestyle, San Diego Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Virtuoso Life and Wine Spectator. MY STORY I grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and had several early exposures to photography as a child. I was in high school in 1983 when Ronald Regan was President and hosted a visit of Queen Elizabeth to Santa Barbara and his ranch just north of town. I wanted to get a press pass so I could cover the event for my school newspaper. Remembering there was a phone number for the White House in our phone book, I called and was given the number to the State Department and then several other numbers to call before ultimately reaching the press coordinator for the event. Surprisingly, he told me he would see what he could do and that I could find him at the press office which would be at the local Holiday Inn the day before the event. I arrived as instructed, 17 years old with a camera around my neck and my school newspaper in hand. He smiled as I introduced myself, somewhat surprised that I had shown up. He made a press credential with my name and the name of my high school newspaper on it and as I left he chuckled "now don't tell the Secret Service about this". On the day of the event I stood shoulder to shoulder in the press pool with photographers whose names I recognized from the tags on their cameras. One of them was Dirk Halstead of TIME magazine. Needless to say, the day left an impression. I went on to pursue a degree in commercial photography at Brooks Institute of Photography and had the good fortune of interning with and then assisting for photographer Dean Collins who was considered the foremost authority on photographic lighting at the time. For more than 25 years now, out of my San Diego studio, I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with some of the finest and hardest working people I've ever met.