My name is William Porter. I am in my early 50’s, married with two grown up children. I trained in classical music & currently work in a church post in the midlands. I was interested in photography a bit as a teenager, but only took it up with fresh interest a few years ago after a bit of a health breakdown. Going ‘lower and slower’ is helping me to look at the world with a new fascination and I am actually finding photography to be a competitive practice.
I have been an enthusiast photographer for the last ten years. I took an online diploma with the Photography Institute, otherwise I am self taught. I have had the privilege of showcasing my photos in a local art exhibition, and have joined in the 24 hour world street photography project the past three years.
I continue to explore varied interests in photography – travel, some macro, I like black and white (though my wife says it sucks the colour out of the picture!). I have also tried some informal portraiture. However landscape, street and faith & abstract photography are what interest me most. Although I only blog sporadically, I have kept the blogs archived on my site, so that you can see something of my journey.
What I most love about photography is trying to enter the world around me and learning to see life with fresh eyes.
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams, landscape photographer