We had the good fortune of connecting with Bria Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bria, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursued an artistic career for many reasons. Art has always been a big part of my life. Colored pencils, crayons, water colors, paint. You name it I had it. I wanted nothing more than to create and communicate my feelings and my perception of the world around me. The media always changed, but the passion did not. And for someone like me who has ADHD, photography was great because it gave me the ability to hyper focus o. The editing aspect while capturing the moment quickly.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is definitely in the vibrant side. I like to use a lot of color and bold statements and structures in my photos. You can tell how I have a evolved and haven’t really stayed stagnant in my photography journey because I’m always trying new things. I got to where I am today through pure trial and error. It wasn’t as difficult for me because I already had so much knowledge on art before hand, but the process is not easy to level up yourself. I wouldn’t say I’ve learned a lot of lesson through photography as much as I have through playing sports my entire life. But I would like for people to know that my brand is for those who want to have fun in a professional setting. For those who want to add a little twist to the conventional art they are used to whether it’s home decor or family photos.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I live in Dallas. So there are plenty of things to do here. I’d start the first day off pretty relaxed because they just traveled. So I’d take them to taco hut down the street and probably to the lake to watch the sunset. Realistically I’d ask them what things they want to try to see if I can make that happen. The next day I’d take them to this local breakfast spot that I’ve gone to since I can remember and show them what southern hospitality has to offer. I’d for sure take them to as many Mexican restaurants as possible because that is my absolute favorite as well as to the art museum and the science museum. I think overall, I’d just make a plan to not make a plan. I like the ability to go anywhere on a whim. Makes things more exciting.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There isn’t truly many people to give a shout out to just bc I’ve been so independent with the process from day one. One of my best friends is always down for me to practice on her whenever I have a shoot idea and it lets me get practice in. So I’m really grateful for her. And another one of my friends always reassured me that my photography is worth more than the recognition it gets because it does make me upset sometimes when I work hard on something for little interaction. But the photography community I found on Twitter have been extremely helpful and welcoming since day one.