Marshall Williams Photographs are powerful things. They whoo our imagination, they inform our minds and they seduce and persuade us to act. With astonishing efficiency they communicate like no other medium. Being a photographer is a life long journey of exploration, discovery, hustle and craft. I'm glad to report that every day I have a camera in my hand is honestly the best day ever. HOSPITALITY CLIENTS Bacara Resort, Balboa Bay Resort, The Resort at Pelican Hill, The Island Hotel, The Grand Del Mar, Hotel Del Coronado, Montage Laguna Beach, St. Regis Monarch Beach, The Phoenician, Paséa Hotel, The La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, The Mission Inn, Waldorf Astoria's Arizona Biltmore, La Quinta Resort and Club, Turtle Bay, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Loews Hotels and Resorts, Pacific Hospitality Group, Bench Mark Hospitality, Destination Hotels, and the world class Mii amo Spa in Sedona, AZ . CORPORATE AND ADVERTISING CLIENTS AMN Healthcare, Bank of America, Cardinal Health, Care Credit, CareFusion, Eastlake, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., Hewlett-Packard, The Irvine Company, Jack in the Box, Kaiser Permanente, Newland Communities, San Diego Gas & Electric, Scripps Health, Sharp Healthcare, Summerlin, Synchrony Bank, Pfizer, Tropicana Las Vegas, Union Bank of California and University of San Diego. EDITORIAL Bon Appétit, Delta Sky, Food Arts, National Geographic, Outside, RCI Endless Vacation, San Diego Home Garden & Lifestyle, San Diego Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Virtuoso Life and Wine Spectator. MY STORY Growing up in Santa Barbara, CA I had several early exposures to photography. I was in high school when Ronald Regan was President. In 1983 he hosted Queen Elizabeth's visit to Santa Barbara and to Regan's ranch just north of town. I was a photographer for my school newspaper and thought it would be pretty cool to get a press pass so I could cover the event. I remembered there was a phone number for the White House in the front pages our phone book so I called it. I was given the number to the State Department and then several other numbers to call before ultimately reaching the press coordinator for the event. Surprisingly, he told me he would see what he could do and that I could find him at the press office at the local Holiday Inn the day before the event. I arrived as instructed, 17 years old with a camera around my neck and my school newspaper in hand. He smiled as I introduced myself, surprised that I had shown up, issued me a press credential and said "now don't tell the Secret Service about this". On the day of the event I stood shoulder to shoulder in the press pool with photographers whose names I recognized from the tags on their cameras. One of them was Dirk Halstead of TIME magazine. Needless to say, the excitement of the day left an impression on me. I went on to pursue a degree in commercial photography at the renowned Brooks Institute of Photography and had the good fortune of apprenticing for photographer Dean Collins, widely considered the foremost authority on photographic lighting at the time. For more than 25 years now I've had the pleasure of professionally collaborating with some of the finest and hardest working people I've ever met. I've also had the joy of raising 2 beautiful daughters with my wife in our 100 year old house near Balboa Park in San Diego.