Virgil Graham is a professional photographer and naturalist with over 30 years of experience. He brings an eclectic approach to any assignment/ He can work with all formats: Film and Digital–including 4 x 5.
His work has been commissioned for major Boston, Phoenix and Myrtle Beach advertising agencies, magazines and promotional materials. He specializes in food, landscape/architectural shots, travel and beach portraits. His other work includes catalogues, fashion, aerial and product/industrial photography—including macro photography. He is a location scout/photographer for the South Carolina Film Commission.
His work has been included in such magazines as Coast, Gourmet, Arizona Highways, Direct Air Inflight, TravelHost, Entertainment and Lifestyles, Northwest Airlines Inflight, Group Tour, Canada Travel. Doral Tobacco Corporation featured Graham’s aerial photographs of South Carolina for their “America” trading card series which is distributed worldwide. His travel and corporate photography has been included in many websites, promotional brochures, and tourism support materials . He was also commissioned for extensive travel photos in Corsica, Tuscany and Florence, Italy. He created food shots for the Tuscany branch of Slow Food, an eco-gastronomic organization. His photographs have been featured in the VERIZON South Carolina telephone book full color front pages for the last 10 years.
An interesting experience for Graham was when he was commissioned to photograph a collection of the hand made artifacts of Native American leader Geronimo. These pieces were hand made during his time of imprisonment. The photographs were also used in a documentary film. He also provided photography for “The Pickford Paradox” film which debuted at Angelciti Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Graham was educated at Boston Architecture Center, Massachusetts College of Art and Harvard Design School . He also trained to be a pilot at Spartan Aeronautical in Tulsa. A popular local speaker he’s been featured on television as a narrator/historian and has taught programs at ElderHostel International.