Being a photographer who doesn’t photograph people might seem strange at first, but portraits just aren’t Adam Paris’s thing. He’s more interested in capturing landscapes, interesting architecture, and buildings. Paris’s company, AP Imagery, is making a name for itself around town for vibrant residential and real estate photography.
“This whole thing started as an accident,” Paris said. “A realtor asked me to photograph a million-dollar-plus home because they wanted some pictures to include in the listing.” It was a light-bulb moment. Prior to that, Adam had been taking photos for about 8 years. But that realty photo session proved to be a pivotal point; maybe he could make money taking pictures. That was good news for Paris because taking pictures was getting to be a very expensive hobby.
AP Imagery became a business about a year ago, and has been keeping Adam pretty busy since, especially once he bought a quad copter and added video work to his repertoire. “I wanted to offer something that was unique and different,” Paris explained. The first video he filmed and edited was shot “just for fun” at Smother’s Park. Once it was posted on his Facebook page it got a lot of attention and was shared repeatedly, eventually getting 70K views. Once city officials saw the video, the City of Owensboro bought a copy to use for promotional purposes, which in turn lead to other jobs around town.
That sort of word of mouth referral system is how AP Imagery has grown so consistently. Clients include Owensboro Living, Owensboro Parent, Kentucky Monthly, The Owensboro Convention Center, The Crème, Famous Bistro, Chamber of Commerce, Visitor’s Bureau, and the Metropolitan Planning Commission. Paris says he has two major jobs coming up that can’t be announced until they are finalized. To see a photo gallery and videos of Paris’ work, visit www.apimagery.com.
Right now you can vote for AP Imagery in the “Show us your Kentucky Love” photo contest hosted by Kentucky Monthly Magazine. To vote, register once and then vote once a day until the end of September. The image that receives the most votes wins a prize package from Buffalo Trace Distillery and Red River Gorge Zipline Tours and the photo will be featured in Kentucky Monthly’s November issue! And one lucky voter will win a special Kentucky Monthly prize package. Click here to vote.