Some things to know about Marquis Perkins.
He’s a fashion, beauty and portrait photographer, with a passion for capturing the strength in his subjects and all the uniquely nuanced moods and shades that strength may take.
His approach? Always start with the story.
Some work that holds a special place in his heart: His latest campaign for Lincoln Motors, and a photo series called “Nobody Loves the Head of a Dandelion”—this photo in particular.
Southern Virginia is the place that shaped him. Surrounded by the love of friends and family, with access to city, country, beaches and beyond, he grew up with abundant love and ample inspiration.
As a fashion and beauty photographer, aesthetics alone aren’t enough to draw him to a subject. Rather, he looks for character. Connection. Layers that compel a second look.
Outside of photography his world revolves around music, music, music. (You should see his record collection).
Fun fact—he auditioned for Julliard as a high school senior, playing the trumpet.
Marquis’s work is a testament to the power of commercial photography when a camera is wielded in the right hands. In his words: “I try to make my images show truth and/or strength. Many of my images over the last couple years have been of brown people, because showing strength in people that the world looks at as an after-thought is very important to me.”
Marquis’ on-set playlist.
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