Take The Stage Webseries Special Guest Advisor
Marketing Manager, Live Nation
Growing up in Washington D.C. in the 1980's on a parallel path with growth of hip hop, Adrienne Williams has always had a camera in her hand. Being exported to Detroit as a teenager, Adrienne found herself inspired by music, art and street style and developed an insatiable hunger to capture it all on film. Her magnetic personality an aggressive curiosity have made her a natural at capturing authentic moments of human emotion through photojournalism.
With a BA in Communication Studies from Oakland University, Adrienne only needed one semester of photography to understand that her future must involve creativity.
For over ten years, Adrienne has incorporated her passion for photography and street culture throughout her extensive career in Fashion Merchandising, Promotions and Advertising. When Real Detroit Weekly gave her the opportunity as a freelance photographer, her portfolio exploded photographing the likes NAS, Mayer Hawthorne, The Clipse, Mike Posner and skateboarding legend, Tony Alva. With a client roster including MARS Advertising, Nike, Foot Locker, Live Nation and more, she is telling their stories through her lens. Adrienne has seamlessly transitioned her photography skill set into videography, producing music videos for artists like Black Milk, Elzhi, Royce The 5'9 and Danny Brown to name a few.
Her talents have recently been sought out by the world's largest concert promoter, Live Nation as the Marketing Manager for Detroit, MI. She has come to the table with guns blazing and ready to turn music marketing on its head with an unprecedented social media prowess and unconventional methods. She has already broke the mold with acts such as Tenacious D, Ben Harper and Jack White.
In November 2011, Adrienne broke the static tradition of still photography with a digital exhibit titled, "EVERYONE IS AN ICON". This project portrayed every day people and turned them in the icons like Sid &Nancy, Madonna, Marvin Gaye and more.
Every single day, Adrienne Williams is pushing her creative limits no matter the medium.
Legendary photographer, Ricky Powell once said to Adrienne:
"I like your style...It's clear that you have a bright future ahead of you."