Parker J Pfister is an eclectic photographer and director based out of Asheville, NC, but traveling often.
His capacity to not only navigate and embrace any given situation, but to own it and make it speak is what distinguishes him from others. Photographs 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. 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 images unveil the soul and explore the unknown.
Parker started his journey into the art of photography at the age of 6 when he got 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 a Deardorff V8. (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.