b. 1959, Minneapolis, Minnesota
William Waldron is a professional photographer who resides in New York City and the Hudson Valley. A photographer since childhood, who spent his spare time in a basement darkroom, William was educated at the University of Minnesota and the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. William moved to New York in 1981 determined to work for the legendary photographer Art Kane. After some years working as a photo assistant in New York, in 1985 William traveled to northern Mexico and photographed both Tarahumara indians and the Mennonites of Chihuahua. Returning to New York with a determination to earn a living taking photographs, William’s pictures began to draw assignments from influential magazines and commercial clients in the United States and Europe. Cultivating a keen interest in interior spaces, Mr. Waldron became an internationally know interiors photographer. His work regularly appears in magazines such as Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Vogue, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair amongst many others. William Waldron’s personal work is largely concerned with the vernacular forms of the inhabited landscape, and the inherently sensuous nature of quietude. His photographs often contemplate the quiet and occasionally lonely spaces of introspection and illustrate his idea that the height of beauty invariably contains a hint of melancholy.
William’s work is in numerous private and corporate collections.