embracing the unexpected

hello world, 2 days ago was “Make some collodion wet plates with my 8×10 and a 12″ f2.5 strapped to the front” day. I lured my buddy Mike Mohaupt in with the smell of ether and promises of exciting darkroom wonders. Nicole McConville came over on her lunch break to sit uncomfortably but beautiful for an […]

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  • otto schulze - June 29, 2012 - 11:13 am

    parker, these are magnificent!ReplyCancel

  • rob Villetto - July 1, 2012 - 9:35 am

    great work… I love the process.ReplyCancel

  • Steve Lewis - September 25, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    The “crappy pours” add character. Even Brady and Sullivan weren’t perfect everytime! Love this, been thinking about getting into wet plate, but I’d probably kill myself in a chemical spill or something.ReplyCancel

Negative space…

Hello world, I was recently asked to photograph a modern dance group and I wanted to share a few from the shoot. I shot a bunch for them and these were more for me I think. They might like them too though. We’ll see… BTW MOTION Dance+Theater are preforming tonight at 7:30 at The Diana […]

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  • Warren Sander - June 23, 2012 - 7:56 pm

    So love these Amazing images. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Aaron - June 23, 2012 - 8:25 pm

    Those are awesome. Very unique.ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - June 25, 2012 - 11:30 am

    Wow!!! Keep pushing those barriers friend!ReplyCancel

  • rob Villetto - June 27, 2012 - 10:00 am

    very innovative… love the concept.ReplyCancel

  • Noakeane - July 3, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    Une série remarquable, entre peinture et photographie…Très créatif!ReplyCancel

  • steve - July 9, 2012 - 8:59 pm

    wow. awesome. amazing.ReplyCancel

Katie + Brian’s wedding at the Ritz Carlton, Atlanta

Hello world, Lets first give thanks. Thank you Katie & Brian for allowing me and trusting in me to photograph your wedding day. Your style and personality light up those around you. I wish all weddings could be just like yours. You just let me do my thing with zero direction and the result…….one of […]

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  • Misty Easter - June 20, 2012 - 8:44 am

    Parker I love your pictures, to see things through your lens has a whole new meaning eye of the beholder! Love them. My daughter is getting married soon I hope we have some wonderful shots as wonderful and beautiful as yours.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Vining - June 20, 2012 - 11:01 am

    Come on!! INSANITY! Too incredibly delicious. xoReplyCancel

  • Amy Johnson - June 20, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    This is absolutely stunning! I am speechless and utterly inspired! True artistry! :D.ReplyCancel

  • Grant Oakes - June 20, 2012 - 1:44 pm

    Wow, that’s all I can say, WOW!ReplyCancel

  • david barss - June 20, 2012 - 5:24 pm

    Nice work as always.

    Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Nate Johnston - June 20, 2012 - 8:44 pm

    Blown away…I knew I would be, but surprised at how far away! Stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Rob Villetto - June 21, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Love it… nice work as always. Love the color tones.ReplyCancel

  • alvaroserranosierra - June 23, 2012 - 6:44 am

    each post is unbelievable. thanks!ReplyCancel

  • neal carpenter - June 24, 2012 - 9:53 am

    Katie running down the hall in black and white is amazing! The movement is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Jorge R. Gonzalez - June 28, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    Just incredibly beautiful, thanks for posting.ReplyCancel

  • DeVende Photography - June 28, 2012 - 6:26 pm

    Very beautiful post fellow fearless photographer! Just elegant looking photography! So well done!
    MattReplyCancel

  • Rafa Ramirez - July 3, 2012 - 8:16 am

    Increible, bellisimas imagenes, siempre me sorprende. Felicidades.ReplyCancel

  • Slava Slavik - July 4, 2012 - 12:15 pm

    The creativity of every single picture in this wedding set is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Joe - August 27, 2012 - 3:37 pm

    Parker, this series of images is just amazing. Two months later and I still come back to marvel at your vision and try and work out how you did certain shots. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Frank DiMeo - August 30, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Wow, that is the Parker we all know and love. Very inspirational my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Gunton - November 27, 2012 - 10:28 am

    This is my first time seeing your work, and I am blown away!! You have a new fan. You are truely inspiring!ReplyCancel

2012 workshop announcement

Hello world, Well here it is. I have finally gone and done it AGAIN! The first one was a huge success and a new date announcement for the next workshop is coming soon!

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  • [...] “Not the same old sh*t” Workshop [...]ReplyCancel

  • Jen - July 10, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    I love your work and wish I could make it to your workshop this year, but have a new baby and can’t leave her right now. Please keep me posted if you have another one next year and I may be more available to apply. Thanks and best of luck with it- sounds amazing!ReplyCancel

  • [...] where others see nothing special. To see more, you can check out his website and upcoming workshop. Parker is a reluctant critic and I had to twist his arm to join in on this contest, but his [...]ReplyCancel

  • Christi - August 8, 2012 - 10:02 am

    I’ve been a long-time admirer of your work; I hate I’ll be traveling the opposite direction during your workshop, or I’d love to attend.
    Maybe next time…ReplyCancel

  • Robert Kaussner - September 13, 2012 - 7:53 pm

    Hi Parker,

    I love the quote on your website, “voted as #1 photographer for over 20 years” (my mom)!

    You are truly one of the most creative/talented photographers in this part of the universe, and you have a great sense of humor as compared to the many less humble posers out there. I salute you!ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - September 19, 2012 - 2:55 pm

      Thanks Robert, I really just don’t have time to be one of those non-humble types! haReplyCancel

  • Lenka - September 28, 2012 - 8:43 pm

    Hi, Is there any way I can get on a waiting list for next workshop? Completely missed this one… Your work is a breathtaking art!ReplyCancel

  • Anjekele Emmanuel - October 3, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    like ur workshop,hope to attend in future.ReplyCancel

the great birthday weekend

hello world, So yesterday marked the fourty-fourth year I have lived. Scratch that.  Yesterday marked the fourty-fourth year I have been alive. I think there may be 13 years that I have actually lived. Age 1-10, I was a kid full of life, no fears, no fences and truly living was in everything. In my […]

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  • Penny - June 5, 2012 - 6:34 pm

    Oh, Jason. I love the photos of Scout. The last one is just so cool. He is adorable! And just think-you had something to do with that :) Sounds like you enjoyed your birthday. I appreciate your thoughts on enjoying life-keep those two who are beside you in focus and life will be good.

    The pics reminded me of when I went with you and your mama to the Ohio State Fair and Kings Island. Gee that’s been a while ago.

    Love ya,

    Aunt PennyReplyCancel

  • Joe Photo - June 5, 2012 - 8:09 pm

    You’re my hero Parker! Happy Birthday brother. Keep clickin’ and inspirin’.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara - June 5, 2012 - 10:26 pm

    Glad your livin Parker J! Hope to see you and the family around sometime!
    Happy Birthday!ReplyCancel

  • Beau Petersen - June 6, 2012 - 12:13 am

    this is my new favorite of all, maybe because your family is part of the story :) ReplyCancel

  • Justin DeMutiis - June 6, 2012 - 9:39 am

    I have said this before, but after loving and following your work for 5+ years, I maintain that you’re one of the most talented photographers in the world.ReplyCancel

  • Craig Strong - June 9, 2012 - 10:36 am

    Livin’ the dream!ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - June 11, 2012 - 6:59 pm

    You are exactly right friend, when you get the priorities of life in the right order everything else just falls right into place.ReplyCancel

  • Rob Villetto - June 15, 2012 - 11:41 am

    Nice work as always… keep it going!ReplyCancel

  • kristi - June 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm

    amazing images, each and every one….so full of art. The last shadow image is just beyond priceless. What a wonderful memory it will be! Thought of you as my husband and I strolled around the Carmel Mission today. Such a beautiful place ( as you have captured so many times) great postReplyCancel