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I believe remarkable love stories change the world…

My work is about, fixing an unflinching gaze towards the celebration and telling of these stories. Each photo is a call to adventure: an invitation to see your story and the legacy of others with an open and full heart.

Growing up in the Bronx, I often travelled with my grandma on her weekly visits to the farmer’s market at Union Square and the organic green grocers of the East Village. I fondly remember the smell of dried sage, fresh basil and fully stocked jars of black and green teas that hung thick and delicious in the air like edible perfume.

Each trip included no less than three or four separate stops spread across nearly two miles, because grandma knew exactly who had the best (insert name of your favorite produce) and “you always buy quality” was her mantra.


These adventures are among my earliest memories. They mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for travel, nature, history (she always had a good story to tell), cooking and of course, New York City. After gathering our haul of fresh pastas, olives, yogurt, cheeses, breads, teas, veggies and fruits my contrarian vegetarian, yoga and meditating grandma, did like most women of her generation: she neatly packed everything into her “granny cart” and schlepped it all on the train…back to the Bronx.

These adventures are among my earliest memories. They mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for travel, nature, history (she always had a good story to tell), cooking and of course, New York City. After gathering our haul of fresh pastas, olives, yogurt, cheeses, breads, teas, veggies and fruits my contrarian vegetarian, yoga and meditating grandma, did like most women of her generation: she neatly packed everything into her “granny cart” and schlepped it all on the train…back to the Bronx.


As you can imagine, I have a deeply rooted sense that everything is better when it's made from scratch by people who care enough to go the extra mile, or two. A meticulous approach to story driven photography has come to define my studio and each collection we design. Like my grandma, the more creative space given to prepare, schlep and cook, the better.    with Love,  Parris  P.S. I keep a granny cart, just in case.

As you can imagine, I have a deeply rooted sense that everything is better when it's made from scratch by people who care enough to go the extra mile, or two. A meticulous approach to story driven photography has come to define my studio and each collection we design. Like my grandma, the more creative space given to prepare, schlep and cook, the better.

with Love,

Parris

P.S. I keep a granny cart, just in case.


Features & Publications: Making Ideas Happen (Portfolio/Scott Belsky), Success Magazine, Town & Country, US Weekly, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Essence, Forbes, TEDx, 99U and The Royal Norwegian Consulate.