Photographer's Group Network Shows Us the World in Photos
By Bruce Edwin
Photographer's Group Network (PGN), is a web-based network of skilled photographers and travel writers that captures events of life through pictures and video. PGN's photographers travel abroad in search of difference cultures for their stock photos.
I had the pleasure to sit down and ask the founder of PGN - Patrick, some questions recently for an exclusive interview. The following is that informative discussion.
Hollywood Sentinel: Who are you?
Patrick Williams: My name is Patrick Williams with Photo Group Network.
Hollywood Sentinel: What do you do?
With your company PGN, you provide photography and writing about travel. How is PGN different from other companies who may do this?
Patrick Williams:With PGN, pros and amateurs work together in their respective fields of specialty. Individual interest and skill levels are augmented through networking with others who have similar interests to provide a more diverse photo bank.
Hollywood Sentinel: When did you start doing this- photography and travel writing?
Patrick Williams:I started in 1982.
Hollywood Sentinel: Where did you learn how to do this?
Patrick Williams:I engaged in the study of photography and creative writing at California College of Arts in Oakland California.
Hollywood Sentinel: Why did you begin doing this?
Patrick Williams:The cities and people of Europe and Asia is a fascination, and I love capturing it all on camera. Also, I enjoy writing about my travels.
Hollywood Sentinel: Who are your three biggest inspirations, and why?
Patrick Williams:Gordon Parks, a master of the camera, and his works were inspiring. Also, Fredrick Douglas, a gifted and courageous humanitarian, and Martin Luther King Jr. His courage in promoting human welfare and social reform was a divine influence.
Hollywood Sentinel: How should someone start out who wants to do what you do?
Patrick Williams:Study the arts of photography and creative writing.
Hollywood Sentinel: What is your advice to someone who wants to follow their dreams, but are told they should not or can't succeed?
Patrick Williams:Follow your dreams and ignore the opinion of others.
Hollywood Sentinel: What actors or films have most inspired you and why?
Patrick Williams:Gary Cooper was one of my favorite actors, and his movies were captivating. Kirk Douglas and Denzel Washington were also very motivational.
Hollywood Sentinel: What singers and performers have most inspired you and why?
Patrick Williams:Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, and Ray Charles. These great singers use story telling in song, were exciting, and motivating.
Hollywood Sentinel: How do you want to be remembered?
Patrick Williams:By my artistic works.
Hollywood Sentinel: Please tell us anything else you want the world to know about you including how people should contact you.
Patrick Williams at: www.Photogroupnetwork.com
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Bruce Edwin is editor of The Hollywood Sentinel and President of Starpower Management, the celebrity model and talent firm. Contact Bruce at TheHollywoodSentinel.com. Read more stories by Bruce Edwin.
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