What’s up! My name is William Stephen Fenwick, and I’m a 23-year-old self-taught artist from the underrated city of Louisville, Kentucky. My passion for photography and cinematography began at the age of 12. I was an avid skateboarder - every day after school I’d either skate my several mile route from the last bus stop to the local park with a handycam and a mini tripod or go home and soak up hours of YouTube edits from cinematographers across the globe. As years passed sponsors accumulated but so did injuries, which gave me more time to focus on my passion for art. 
          By the age of 17 I was the lead photojournalist for my high school, my work was exhibited in notable competitions and magazines across the United States, freelance opportunities began to snowball before I even graduated. I honestly didn’t take my work too seriously until the age of 18 when, out of the clear blue, I was given an opportunity to work alongside Too Short and Snoop Dogg at Rupp Arena. Not only did this opportunity help me discover exactly what I wanted to do with my life, but working with music, whether live, in studio, or on tour, simply spoke to me in a way no other concentration had before. Pursuing this path has led me to numerous opportunities like being able to work alongside one of my favorite groups, Portugal. The Man, and for the one and only Ryman Auditorium. Although my work in the music industry is mainly what I’m known for, I enjoy experimenting with portraiture, backpacking to find the best landscape compositions, and lifestyle work as well.
          At the beginning of 2022 I published my first book Get Busy Livin’ and have since moved just outside of Seattle, Washington. With relocating I’ve prioritized pushing myself with daily projects and bigger risks - you can even read an interview about my perspective on risk taking here.
Photo by @snipezart
Affiliations
- Blurred Culture
- BTRtoday
- C3 Management
- Do317
- Gopuff
- Headliners Music Hall
- Hype Magazine
- Interscope Records
- International Photography Awards
- Jack Daniel's
- Kentucky Standard
- LaLa Land Recording Studio
- LEO Weekly
- Lowcard Magazine
- Magnetic Magazine
- Nashville Scene
- Photographer's Forum Magazine
- The Plug
- QRO Magazine
- RE/MAX
- Restless Digital
- The Ryman Auditorium
- Tape Op
- T.U.K. Footwear
- University of Louisville / Denny Crum
- VZN Magazine
- WFPK 91.9
- WRFL 88.1
- Wussy Magazine
Artists I've Toured/Worked With
- Albert Hammond Jr
- Bendigo Fletcher
- Boa Boys
- Bone Thugs N Harmony
- Caamp
- Cults
- Grouplove
- Houndmouth
- Illiterate Light
- Jack Harlow
- Johnny Conqueroo
- The Nude Party
- Okey Dokey
- Portugal. The Man
Routine Caffeine
- Snoop Dogg
- Sunflower Bean
- Too Short
- Turn3
- Tyler Childers
- Warren G
- White Reaper​​​​​​​
Exhibitions
- Modfellow's Art Gallery "Rarified Rock n' Roll" (TN), August 2019
- RAW Louisville "REFLECT" (KY), February 2019
- Adorama & Art of Visuals "Inspire Gallery" (NY), June 2018
- Gheens Academy (KY), February 2017​​​​​​​
Awards
- MIFA 2022 - 2nd Place, Nature/Panoramic
- APA 2021 - Honorable Mention, Landscape
- IPA 2021 - 2nd Place, Nature/Sunset
- PF Magazine 38th Annual Spring Photography Contest - Honorable Mention
- Fine Arts Bardstown Society Photography Contest 2017 - 2nd Place
- PF Magazine 37th Annual Spring Photography Contest - Honorable Mention
- PF Magazine 37th Annual High School Photography Contest - Honorable Mention
- Louisville Visual Arts (LVA) Emerging Artist Award 2017
- Scholastics Art and Writing 2016-17 - 1 Gold, 6 Silver, 3 Honorable Mentions
- Drexel University High School Photography Contest 2016-17 (Group project with Damian Schroeder)
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