In Louisiana is a collection of images made while visiting my elderly father for the first time in Lake Charles. The purpose of my trip was to re-establish an emotional connection with my once-estranged father and to capture a sense of place of the community to which my father moved after living most of his 92 years in western New York State.
Driving through southwest Louisiana “sightseeing”, the time in the car allowed me to reconnect with my father, and through the perspective of my photography, to connect with the people and the landscape he now calls home. In subsequent visits, I look forward to creating more images for this personal project and spending more time with my father.
William Daniels is a photographer living in Boston, MA. His interest in photography began early with a box camera at the age of ten and a desire to capture the complex world around him. With two degrees in geology, Daniels’ natural science training is reflected in his photographic work – attention to subtle details, unusual textures and structures, and the composition of a subject. In portraiture photography, Daniels is moved by how people reveal themselves in unique and unusual ways. His work is informed by workshops with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Harvey Stein (International Center of Photography), and the Photographic Atelier of the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Daniels’ photographs have been exhibited at the Newton Free Library, and in group shows in the Boston area where he has received numerous awards. His images have also appeared in corporate annual reports, on public television, the websites of several Boston area non-profits, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and in Outside magazine. His photographic subjects include street scenes, uncommon landscapes, and people.
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