Colin Williams is a photographer whose striking fashion imagery immediately tells a story. He finds beauty in the simple and the unexpected. His work moves much like a script, infused with drama, which makes his recent transition from photographer to filmmaker a natural one.
His photographic skills came at an impromptu time. While working as a model, a photographer just couldn’t get his lighting right. After a few questions and an honest critique, Colin would move from model to photographer, pursing the interest that would become his life’s passion.
Soon he found himself studying under the direction of Albert Watson while juggling the high profile world of the catwalk in Japan, where he landed exceptional campaigns for Suzuki, Nikon and FILA. His face could be seen across the country gracing the pages of popular magazines and trade papers. Later, he found his way back to the states and a job as a photojournalist for the New York Times.
His keen eye, intuition and knack for being at the right place at the right time captured a robbery in New York’s popular China Town. This gig lead to stints at Trace magazine and many others, where he had the privilege of working with Tyra Banks, Grace Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Jesse Jackson and Lil Kim (to name a few). Whether Colin is shooting a rap artist, politician or supermodel, his expertise and creativity allow him to adapt to any situation.
Most recently, he has shot for Essence Magazine, Adidas, Nike, American Express, Breast Cancer Society and Ocean Style Magazine. Equipped with a Trinbagonian accent and camera bag, he stays focused and continues to capture images in the dual worlds of high fashion and everyday lifestyle. Just step into his world of themed events classically entitled “The Last Soul Boy” and you’ll feel like a superstar.
Colin is more than a photographer. He sets a stage…it’s up to you to play your role.