Recap - Les Wollam on his life as a photographer

Published: Friday, September 18, 2020


The chat window for the Webex session is here: chat_200917.txt

Our September 17, 2020 speaker was Les Wollam.

The first part of the video contains the introductions.

Les' presentation starts at abut 8:06 and ends at about 53:16.

The remainder of the video contains questions, answers, and interesting stories.

Information from his website:

"Les has traveled the world, and from this experience, gained a versatile and creative eye. From the cliched "oilwell in the sunset" to a CEO in an annual report, Wollam is able to see beyond the cliche and come up with a photo that reflects the subject in an entirely new light; one that interests the viewer, yet reflects far more depth and credibility.

"I love the challenge of professional photography. Although we live in an increasingly complex computerized world, it still takes creativity to make the commonplace uncommon," says Wollam.

He was born and reared in Oregon, lived in Spain and Japan. Wollam received a bachelor of fine arts in photography from the Art Center college of Design in Los Angeles. He moved to New York City in the 70's where he worked with the legendary photographer, Arnold Newman. He then started shooting for Fortune, Business Week and Forbes magazines. He is presently working out of Dallas, and specializes in corporate and magazine photography with a strong emphasis on executive portraiture and annual reports."

His website is

A video of Les talking about Arnold Newman is available at  This video also contains information about Les.

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