Saturday, January 26, 2008

Welcome to my new blog!

Welcome to my new blog!

I will be sharing photos, stories, and technical information from photoshoots and other experiences on this blog.

A little about myself -
I have been involved with cameras for nearly 12 years. First being published in 1999, I wouldn't say that I was a "part-time professional" until several years later.

One of my passions in life is music and my path in photography closely followed that passion, working with musicians, makers of musical instruments, and music magazines.
Recently I began to branch out of the music industry, but I am certain that musicians & their instruments will always be at the center of my professional work.

Here is a mini-bio that my lovely Kristen wrote up for me to be included in my recent hardcover book which was shown around to various music industry clients (and potential clients):

Will Hawkins has been photographing musicians since 1996. His overwhelming passion and joy for music, combined with his love of photography made the match simply irresistible. For more than 10 years now, Hawkins has scoured the music scene to capture artists, their passion for music, and their love for their equipment. Hawkins has built a niche' in the drummer world as a long time photographer for Promark Drum Sticks. He is best known for his work with some of the world's most renowned drummers including Jason Bittner, Dave Lombardo, John Blackwell, and Keith Harris.

Will Hawkins Photography Highlights:
- Featured on over 10 magazine covers
- Published in over 300 magazines overall
- Featured in over 20 CDs
- Featured on retail posters
- Featured on 3 DVDs
- Photographer for world renowned Six String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrel Art Tribute

As an aspiring drummer himself, Hawkins continues his passion in music and has hopes to continue capturing the moments and memories in music for years to come.

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