Brian Williams has been an avid fan of horror since his mother bought him the original Romero classic night of the living dead when he was eight years old. Together, him and his mother watched the film, and halfway thru it, his father, a minister in a christian based cult walked in, and the next day his mother returned the film to the store, explaining to Brian that “daddy said this is too evil and violent for you to watch.” It was too late, he was already hooked. From that time on, Brian was watching horror films any chance he had. Sneaking over to friends houses to watch Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and then he saw Evil Dead in 6th grade, and the rest is history.
Brian started taking interest in photography in his youth, when he bought an old Nikon 35mm camera from a yard sale. He bought film with money he had saved up from mowing lawns, and cleaning out neighbors garages, and developed it the same way. Brian began getting interested in artistic and model photography in high school, and practiced by taking photos of his girlfriend.
Here is a gallery of Brian’s work.
In his junior year, there was a photography contest that the school photography club was putting on. Never having any actual classes, or formal training, and not being a part of the schools photography club, Brian was reluctant to enter, but his girlfriend encouraged him to, so he did, and won first place. This surprised Brian, and gave him the desire to press further into this new found love, and shortly afterwards graduated to a Nikon digital camera. The excitement of not having the need of money for film or developing, and the instant gratification that digital gave him, Brian took many photos, mostly focusing on the weird, and the strange.
“There’s nothing more alluring than a beautiful woman, covered in blood. Well, except for two beautiful women, covered in blood”
Eventually Brian became a member of a photography/modeling website, and began networking with other models and photographers. Brian focused solely on model photography by this time, and was mostly doing fashion and glamor. As a few years went by, Brian became bored with the cookie cutter stereotypical look of his fashion and glamor work, and desired to branch out, and get back to his roots of the weird, dark, and macabre, and as the years passed, his skill and equipment had gotten much better, and it seemed like the right time to marry his loves of horror, and photography.
Brian has shot with hundreds of models, and has shot for HorrorHound magazine, had his work published with H2ocean, and several websites, and online publications, and most recently has had his work featured on the cover of the metal band “Knive’s Out” most recent c.d. “black mass hysteria”, as well as a concert T shirt for the band.
Currently Brian is working on shooting models for the “tromette of the month” section of www.troma.com, and also has teamed up with his wife on making a 15 month zombie pin up calendar called Rotting Hotties, that features 15 different models, and is zombie pin up themed”, and is always for hire at email@example.com
“I want my work to be questionable, thought provoking, I want it to stir mixed emotions in the viewer, and force them to question themselves.”