Simply Elegant

Simply elegant are the two words that come to my mind when I look at this image. Those same two words describe the custom dress made by  r brooke priddy and those same two words describe the 8×10 camera/process that made this image. The simple part comes with practice. The elegant part comes from your heart. […]

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A tool without vision is wasted…

a tool without vision is wasted vision has to drive an artist not vision as sight but, vision as the first idea vision as the dream vision as the plan vision as the prep vision as to stand and study vision as to ask why vision as the execution vision to look for the character […]

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  • Jenny - March 27, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Amazing image!!! It looks identical to the angels I saw in a dream a few years back. I tried unsuccessfully for months to draw or recreate how I saw them. This image is spot on how they appeared! So beautifulReplyCancel

collaboration #6

Hello world, First off, happy new year! 2013 is gonna be tough to top for me . It was an epic year in family, life and images made. Thank you all for peeking in once in a while. I am going to be a bit more active this year. so that said… Back in September […]

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  • Kristi Odom - January 7, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    Beyond awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Joe Payne - January 7, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    Way to make a comeback! Nice work, Parker. All the best for 2014 and beyond.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Shomsky - January 7, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    Aaaaaah!! You have topped the last collaboration :) I love the: light/drama/magic. Keep on with your year, cannot wait to see what else you have up your lens!!!!ReplyCancel

  • ErinCreel - January 7, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    Would you mind hinting to your focal lengths used? These are enchanting. I came back to fb and hunted them down for a second gaze. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for showcasing.ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - January 8, 2014 - 5:19 pm

      Hey Erin, First off thank you for your kind words and for coming back for seconds! The 3 main lenses were 55, 105 and 35. Thanks again for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • rick - January 8, 2014 - 3:01 am

    As usual, amazing work! Always an inspiration. You keep pushing our profession in new directions. A true leader and visionary.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Ramsay - January 8, 2014 - 4:14 am

    You are awesome Parker. Love it all. I’m ready for your next post.ReplyCancel

  • Steve Chastain - January 8, 2014 - 6:51 am

    Outstanding collection Parker…I know that was a lot of work but you and the team did amazing. I particularly like the use of the square format…very nice. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • r. brooke priddy - January 8, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Parker J, you are brilliant. thank you for this beauty that you shareReplyCancel

  • Sean Shimmel - January 8, 2014 - 5:07 pm


    In the words of LL Cool J, “Don’t call it a comeback/I’ve been here for years.”

    Such timelessly posed form… no small thing in a world of sassy exaggeration. Keep it up.

  • Kristen Negrin - February 12, 2014 - 12:58 pm

    Wow Parker, seriously no one inspires me more… These are amazing portraits. Post more images!!!ReplyCancel

“not the same old sh*t” Workshop III is a wrap!

hello world, Two weeks ago 11 photographic souls made the journey to our studio here in Asheville NC seeking guidance, inspiration, acceptance and strength. My hopes are that they found at least one of those or better yet something they didn’t know they were looking for. This is my third NTSOS workshop and I am […]

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  • Rachel Shomsky - August 29, 2013 - 2:04 pm

    Holy SH*t!!! not the same ole…. so impressed what beautiful images. :) ReplyCancel

  • Leah Moss - August 29, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    Attending this workshop is one of the greatest things I’ve ever done. It was an adventure in every sense of the word. I failed (oh boy did I fail!) and pushed on and feel like I came out a different photographer on the other side….and as a bonus I made friends that will be friends for a lifetime. Thank you Parker J for everything!ReplyCancel

  • Joe Payne - August 29, 2013 - 2:25 pm

    Brilliant workshop. Great people. I will be back!ReplyCancel

  • Peter Carter - August 29, 2013 - 4:23 pm

    Please put me on the email list for future workshops.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Swales - August 29, 2013 - 9:58 pm

    Dammit Parker. I’m actually MAD when I look at your images and I was STANDING RIGHT THERE WHEN YOU TOOK THEM. Life changing. Powerful. Amazing. And I cried FOUR TIMES during the workshop. A personal best. I’m different now…better…refreshed…creative…more focused. But I’m still mad at you. ::grin::

    People. Take the damn workshop.ReplyCancel

  • denise carbonell - October 7, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    please add my name for information regarding the next workshop.
    thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Carl E. Brady - November 1, 2013 - 1:58 am

    The work of Leah Moss, Julia Woods, Tammy Swales and Frank Emert is excellent, indeed.

    The near white bokeh spots in the top right corner of Frank Emert’s beautiful portrait could be removed. Notice, I did not say “should” be removed.

    The light area in front of the girl in Julia Woods masterful portrait could be a little darker.

    The overall results exhibit imagination and vision that I am still striving to achieve after sixty-three years as a photographer. I learn something new everyday.ReplyCancel

  • suzette lucas - November 3, 2013 - 6:37 pm

    My daughter lives in Asheville and I’d love to attend the next workshop. Please keep me updated.
    Suzette Lucas

  • Aydin Odyakmaz - November 15, 2013 - 10:35 pm

    Love to know more about this workshop. Cliff Mautner gave you praise at his workshop last week.ReplyCancel

  • Amita - December 27, 2013 - 9:32 pm

    Please put me on your list for workshops!
    thank you!

  • amita - December 29, 2013 - 11:00 am

    Also, is there a cost for the workshop, and if so, how much?
    Thank you, really looking forward to it!