“not the same old sh*t” Workshop II is in the books!

hello world, A week ago today 14 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 second NTSOS workshop and I […]

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  • Luis Espinosa - February 12, 2013 - 5:05 pm

    Please let me know if you are planning another one.

  • Jeanne Mitchum - February 12, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    Those photos are amazing. I hope to some day be able to do this workshop!!ReplyCancel

  • Snjezana fisher - February 12, 2013 - 5:18 pm

    This is something on my wish list
    and I hope it will happen
    Thank you for the inspiration Parker!ReplyCancel

  • David Beckstead - February 12, 2013 - 5:26 pm

    Oh man going to a PJP workshop at his studio would be a dream! It looked like you guys had a really fun time and I know you all learned a ton! Wonderful!ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - February 12, 2013 - 6:20 pm

      Hey David! Thanks man. Yea we had too much fun and I think I learned more than they did. What a talented crew!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Wright - February 12, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    Not a waste of time, not a waste of money, not a waste of dreams.
    Thank you, ParkerReplyCancel

  • Anne Wright - February 12, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    Not a waste of time, not a waste of money, not a waste of dreams.
    Thank you so much, ParkerReplyCancel

  • Rachel Shomsky - February 12, 2013 - 6:45 pm

    WOW what an amazing week… of course I will give a full account soon but for now, just want to say THANK YOU PARKER!! thank you for sharing your fails with us, sharing your goals and your soul :) We are all truly blessed to have been part of this! It was worth every: penny/mile/second/minute of lost sleep :)Thanks to Melissa as well for all her hard work! Looking forward to the next time our paths cross.ReplyCancel

  • shauni kirby - February 12, 2013 - 8:05 pm

    sigh … I have such a love affair with this website, you and your work. It helps my soul breathe.

    I was just informed that this post sounds “stalker-ish”
    To be clear, I am not stalking you.ReplyCancel

  • Steve Glass - February 13, 2013 - 2:38 am

    Disappointed that you didn’t get naked at NTSOS I. What are the odds of that happening at NTSOS II?ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - February 13, 2013 - 10:35 am

      Actually the August 2013 workshop will be III and I probably wont get naked!ReplyCancel

  • Peter Ellis - February 13, 2013 - 4:43 am

    Looks like a brilliant day Parker
    Amazing images as usual
    Just BrilliantReplyCancel

  • PJ - February 13, 2013 - 10:13 am

    This was too much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Ricbard Israel - February 13, 2013 - 12:08 pm

    What an amazing week, I knew it was going to be great I just did’nt realize I would be meeting, working and hanging out with so many lovely and talented folks into the bargain!!!ReplyCancel

  • Walter van Dusen - February 13, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    Very cool…… Thinking and exploring outside of the box. Way to go Parker and crew.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - February 13, 2013 - 5:21 pm

    Lucky 14!! NTSOS is on my list…someday…(patience…is hoping). Very inspiring. Love, love the profile image of the bride and groom at sunset and the one of the bride’s shadow with the groom on the box is awesome redefined. Seriously I so need to break out of the box I put myself in and push it! Thx for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • [...] went to North Carolina, absolutely thrilled I’d been selected to participate to a workshop by Parker J Pfister called “Not the same old sh@t” – and yes, the name says it all. I have no interest [...]ReplyCancel

  • ricki ford - February 26, 2013 - 8:23 am

    That looked amazing!! and like a lot of fun…ReplyCancel

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The Road to Mystic

hello world, 2013 is off and running and I am so excited for this new year of living, family, friends and travels. I just returned from an amazing journey to Mystic, CT where I was teaching at the Mystic Seminars put on by my friend Walter and Angela van Dusen. Thank you so much for […]

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  • Hardy - January 16, 2013 - 6:10 pm

    WOW – as always I’m impressed with your work. Out of this worldReplyCancel

  • Kristi Odom - January 16, 2013 - 6:12 pm

    What an amazing post. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Serantoni - January 16, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    Love the work. Powerful and Fabulous.
    Thank you for the divine inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • daniel kudish - January 16, 2013 - 6:28 pm

    fantastic post Parker, and beautiful photos! love road trips!ReplyCancel

  • corey - January 16, 2013 - 7:18 pm

    Parker, you went in on NYC love the way you captured the flat iron would love to buy it man!!ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - January 17, 2013 - 8:27 am

      Hey Cory,
      Thanks man. Its not for sale yet but I will let you know when it will be released.ReplyCancel

  • Lora - January 16, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    Parker! From the smiley girl in the lobby…I wish I would have come with you that first day! Incredible images. And great presentation. Thank you so much for coming and sharing your gift.ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - January 17, 2013 - 8:25 am

      Hey Smiley!
      Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my honor to be there and I am so happy that we connected.ReplyCancel

  • Stephen - January 16, 2013 - 7:46 pm

    your images make me think of Joy Division. Unique, isolated, deep, and dark. Great collection.ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - January 17, 2013 - 8:21 am

      Thanks Stephen!
      I didn’t know of Joy Division. I am exploring now. I was a heavy punker so if this was influenced by that I am in.
      Your 4 adjectives are what I strive for. I am glad I reached it for you.ReplyCancel

  • Frank DiMeo - January 16, 2013 - 8:31 pm

    Fabulous Parker, Fabulous!
    Dude, a polar bear swim, a fire, and incredible portraits. Were you there for a couple of weeks or a couple of days? Do you sleep? So many wonderful images! The portrait of her looking back in the mirror is haunting though. It immediately burns into the viewers soul.ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - January 17, 2013 - 8:23 am

      Thank you Frank!
      Yea just a few days passing through. It was a whole lot of experience to absorb.ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - January 16, 2013 - 9:38 pm

    Utterly brilliant friend, each and every one. I’m without words to describe these photographs. Looking at them amazes me that we did what we did and saw what we saw in the time that we had!ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - January 17, 2013 - 8:24 am

      Thank you Dick,
      We were exploring and we discovered stories. The person with the most stories; wins! Until next time…ReplyCancel

  • Seshu - January 17, 2013 - 10:42 am

    It was great to finally meet you, Parker. Thanks for the conversation at Mystic Seminars. Was wonderful to meet Richard as well. I am looking forward to connecting with you both soon. Trust the ride back was just as much fun for you both.ReplyCancel

  • audrey goforth - January 18, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    wow your eye just carries mine around the image in a way the evokes wonder and joy from the experance. thank youReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Zettl - February 12, 2013 - 7:06 pm

    You truly are one of the great photographers. I love your work and could get lost in it for hours. Great to see you at Mystic. Your presentation was remarkably inspiring and refreshingly honest. Shine bright.ReplyCancel

Play Date # 41…going backwards

Hello world, Today I wanted to share a self assigned shoot I did several weeks back with my good friend and patient model Nicole.  There was really no direction to this shoot until we started. I find almost all of my shoots are this way, even weddings. I hate having an idea going in only […]

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  • Andrena - December 19, 2012 - 5:08 pm

    Lovely work, my punk rock brother. Beautiful, as always.ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - December 19, 2012 - 9:13 pm

    Seriously brilliant images and well said friend!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Chrisman - December 20, 2012 - 2:15 pm

    you’re in a different league, parker. these are so dark/beautiful/original/intriguing. your photos are always a breath of fresh air to me.ReplyCancel

  • Rob Villetto - January 4, 2013 - 6:18 pm

    great work as always.ReplyCancel

Play Date #43

hello world, Today I am just going to keep my yapper shut and share my view of the shoot. My friend Richard has already put it so perfectly in words and imagery. Read it and see it!                    images made with Sony NEX-7 and Fuji EX-1 Keep on clickin

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  • Peter Ellis - December 19, 2012 - 4:50 am

    Hi Parker. Just had to write and say I just love the images
    Have a great Christmas and a wonderful 2013

    • Parker J Pfister - December 19, 2012 - 4:39 pm

      Thanks Peter! Is this THE Peter Ellis that talks with a funny accent? Thank you for your comment. You have a great holiday and an amazing 2013.ReplyCancel

Stacey & Elle Original Portraits for Original People

hello world, Today I would like to share a few from a portrait sitting from last weeks debut of my new portrait series archiving the bond of a mother and her children.  Simple, quite and authentic. Not to shabby for a point and shoot. Keep on clickin’ Parker J    

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  • Paul - November 30, 2012 - 2:15 am

    pretty darn awesome — LOVE that last frame especially…

  • Rob Villetto - December 4, 2012 - 10:32 am

    nice work… love them.ReplyCancel

  • Jorge R. Gonzalez - December 6, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    This is some seriously beautiful work Parker! Thank you for once again raising the bar.ReplyCancel

  • caroline brown - March 7, 2013 - 8:08 pm

    Makes my soul sing..even if elle is my niece and is a lovely work of art on her own..you captured the essence of her spirit…..Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • David Josué - April 22, 2013 - 2:11 pm

    Love the feeling, powerful imageryReplyCancel