Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: William Anthony

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Miller Gallery

Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists, historians, curators, and collectors.

William Anthony

“Time Slip” Dragster Series: A Return to Analog

Every Wednesday night during the summer, Portland International Raceway hosts E.T. (or “Elapsed Time”) drag racing of NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) dragsters. From under-18 junior-class racers to tricked out top alcohol-burning supercars, locals from the Portland/Vancouver area congregate to race not so much against each other, but against time. And in this crucible fueled by a rich mix of gasoline and adrenaline, Time Slip was born.

Shot entirely with three film cameras and two film stocks, commercial and editorial photographer William Anthony sought to highlight this unique, passionate community that has been pursuing the checkered flag for over 40 years. The community remains unchanged, the recent threats of encroaching development and gentrification put this unique  pastime at risk. A fun side project soon became an all-consuming, weekly addiction and honed William’s photography skills, reconnecting him to the fundamentals learned decades earlier with vintage, all-manual cameras and the traditional dark room.

About William Anthony

William Anthony is an award-winning commercial and editorial photographer based in Portland. A former advertising art director, William’s work strives to honor the deeper stories and concepts he shoots both for himself and while on commission. For the past 13 years, his career has spanned genres such as advertising, photojournalism, portraiture/lifestyle, travel and social media. While proficient in all new digital technologies, his skillset is deeply rooted in the fundamentals of analog film photography.

William has shot for clients such as Alaska Airlines, BMW Motorcycles, Microsoft, Nike, The North Face, and Starbucks.

William lives with his wife in NE Portland and works full-time as servant for two cats he’d much prefer were dogs. When not shooting pictures for a living, he likes to spend his spare time shooting more pictures.

Free to the public.

Sponsored by the Museum’s Photography Council. Major support provided by Pro Photo Supply.


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