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My name is William. I’m the founder of Petruzzo Photography. I’m one of our photographers, and am also the studio manager. I’ll be helping you along the way!

Lives:

in Bowie Maryland

Shooting Since:

2004

Favorite Piece of Gear:

Hands down, the trusty 85mm f/1.8.

Favorite Style of Photography:

I like when I can control everything about the shot. But in real life, I love shooting portraits with a single light source.

Favorite Movies & TV Shows:

I don’t watch too many movies, but enjoy TV shows like The Office, Parks & Rec, Bob’s Burgers, Rick & Morty, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead

Favorite Musical Artists:

Big fan of old tunes, especially bad pop, like Pat Benatar, Bonnie Tyler and Meatloaf. I also have a soft spot for transitional country music like Garth Brooks. Otherwise, stuff like the Decembrists, Guggenheim Grotto, Camera Osbcura, Ben Folds.

Biggest Influence:

My dad’s photography has always inspired me to create and find meaning in images, but I get my creative juice from my practice of contemplating the strangeness of existence.

Standard Advice:

“Find a way to do a little every day and eventually it will be done.”

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Connect with William

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www.williampetruzzo.com

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Email Me:

william@petruzzo.com

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Call Me:

410-417-8206

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william-headshotGood to meet you!

My name is William Petruzzo and I am the owner of Petruzzo Photography as well as one of the regular photographers, mostly fulfilling corporate and commercial needs for clients. I got my start in photography about 20 years ago at the edge of the grand canyon, using my father’s backup camera that was considerably older than I was.

I developed an intuition for photography looking at my father’s pseudo-professional images over the years. To this day, I find my inner-artist echoing my father’s creative voice, as I am drawn to fleeting expressions of sentiment and closeness between bodies. I am a portrait photographer at my core. The image is almost always incomplete until there is authentic human expression coming through the lens.

I started this business because photography was what I knew, and because “business” has always gotten my motor running. My effort to promote emotional acceptance and reflection, in tandem, has made me a unique voice to many of my clients.

Three things that I believe:

1. Caring for others is good for you, but only if you do it because you care for others, not because it’s good for you.

2. People are not dollar signs.

3. Opportunities born out of love and kindness are better and more satisfying than those that are born from greed.

I would love to connect with you.

In real life. Yes, I’d like to connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and whatever else was just invented before I finished this sentence. But those aren’t real opportunities to connect–they only help us maintain connections we’ve built.

A human connection is only possible when our real, fleshy, complicated selves unavoidably intersect with the fleshy, complicated self of another–when we sit down and bear some kind of vulnerability. When we take up the opportunity to imagine life in someone else’s shoes–when we offer our own shoes for someone else to imagine themselves in.

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