Let's start with the end first. When I asked Parish Kohanim what advice he would give to a photographer who aspires to make a real impact, his advice was succinct.
"Listen to your own voice... Don't listen to people. They will give you a hundred different opinions that don't speak your voice."
That might seem like easy advice to dispense from a photographer with a resume like Parish has — a commercial photographer for more than 30 years and a Canon Explorer of Light, one of only 40 people in the world with that designation.
But there were other voices — a famous fashion designer who told him to give up photography because he had no future in it. And his first college instructors who never liked anything he created.
That kind of feedback could give even the most confident photographers second thoughts.
You know how the story ends. He proved them all wrong, but how did he get there?
Now let's take the journey.
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