About


From an early age to present day, Darius B. Williams continues to cradle a camera in hand as the constant, consummate shutterbug.

While in college another student placed him in front of the camera as a subject for a black and white photography class. This event was the tipping point that led Darius to pursue more in depth study of photography and channel energies to produce remarkable and timeless works influenced by some of the modern photography masters – Avedon, Gorman and Ritts to name a few. Starting with film cameras, 35mm and medium format, provided him the opportunity to explore composition and patience in the photographic process. This initial education continues to shape his eye for illustrious images. Darius eagerly adapted to the digital format at its advent and continues to employ new technology in his work.

 

Darius’ most recent works favor portraiture with elements of fashion, artistic nudes and emotional studies. Using lighting, elements in the surrounding environment and created pieces, he shapes his images with boldness and passion. “I like to use what’s there and find the essence of the person as they relate to the light, the temperature, the materials, or even whether they are exposed or not. Each of these molds how the person will present on the final image. The simple complexities of people are what interest me.” 

Darius B Williams is a resident of Memphis, Tennessee and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Presently, he is working on a series of large-scale image collaborations with artists in various mediums, blogging regularly, updating his website and publishing a book project.

“I like to use what’s there and find the essence of the person as they relate to the light, the temperature, the materials, or even whether they are exposed or not. Each of these molds how the person will present on the final image. The simple complexities of people are what interest me.”Darius B. Williams

Client List


The Bar-Kays

International Paper

Kyndall Harris

Brennan Villines

Exceed Design and Remodel

Gifts from Nature

InBalance Fitness

iQor

Memphis Music Initiative

Phillip Ashley Chocolates

Southern Soul Magazine

Witz Creative


Exhibitions


Flora No Fauna
Solo Exhibition, Nolan’s Gallery, Memphis, 2007

Pancakes and Booze
Memphis, TN – Group Exhibition, The Hi-Tone, 2013

Project Unbreakable
Memphis Edition – Portraitist/Curator/Producer
A Memphis Thing Gallery, 2014

It’s a Lounge Mane: Sights and Sounds from the Artistik Lounge
Solo Exhibition, Crosstown Arts, 2014

Young Black Creatives: Remote
Solo Exhibition, Memphis Slim House Collaboratory, 2015

A Force of Art
Invitational Exhibition, 2015


Publications


HipHopMusic.com
2011

Southern Soul Magazine
Vol.1, Issues 1-4, 2014

Tri-State Defender
2015

Client List


The Bar-Kays

International Paper

Kyndall Harris

Brennan Villines

Exceed Design and Remodel

Gifts from Nature

InBalance Fitness

iQor

Memphis Music Initiative

Phillip Ashley Chocolates

Southern Soul Magazine

Witz Creative


Exhibitions


Flora No Fauna
Solo Exhibition, Nolan’s Gallery, Memphis, 2007

Pancakes and Booze
Memphis, TN – Group Exhibition, The Hi-Tone, 2013

Project Unbreakable
Memphis Edition – Portraitist/Curator/Producer
A Memphis Thing Gallery, 2014

It’s a Lounge Mane: Sights and Sounds from the Artistik Lounge
Solo Exhibition, Crosstown Arts, 2014

Young Black Creatives: Remote
Solo Exhibition, Memphis Slim House Collaboratory, 2015

A Force of Art
Invitational Exhibition, 2015


Publications


HipHopMusic.com
2011

Southern Soul Magazine
Vol.1, Issues 1-4, 2014

Tri-State Defender
2015

Get in touch.

Darius B. Williams

Phone:
901.830.6960

Email:
shoot@dbw.photography