Panama City, FL –
GRAYTON BEACH Fla. (WMBB) – COVID-19 has proven to be a difficult time for many artists, especially in the South Walton area, but this artist has taken advantage of the difficulties.
Longtime Santa Rosa Beach local Chandler Williams said it all happened for a reason and the impact of COVID-19 on his photography had been for the best.
“Some of the challenges that I saw during COVID are, I do a lot of, or have taken a lot of domestic and international travel,” Williams said. “So I face these challenges, because a lot of these campaigns are resort management campaigns, so the division of my labor is completely gone.”
Williams had to change her perspective during the pandemic.
“It’s actually harder to shoot in your own backyard, and so it really made me look at my own garden landscape a little bit differently and it’s been a challenge, it’s been a big challenge because most of the time we get stuck in the same routine, ”he says.
In doing so, Williams won the South Walton Artist of the Year award.
“It’s great to win now, I think more than 10 years ago when I first applied,” he said.
Without his regular trips, he has honed his skills and encourages all artists to do the same.
“You can always hone your skills or your craft, or really focus on what you’re pursuing and I’m kind of isolated from those key factors and I learn and then apply them when it comes to photography and I don’t am not really a painter. or a stick figure artist, so I would recommend just trying to really focus on what you’re good at and work towards those goals, set them and hit them, ”Williams said.
Over the next few months, Williams will be launching an art photography party at the Modus Gallery in Grayton Beach.
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