Marshall Foster's photography has been featured by many media outlets and Artists such as AMC's Freak Show, Travel & Leisure, The Tennessean, Voyage Vixens, Lone Star Music, African Safari Consultants, Willie Nelson, Texas Music Magazine, Ray Benson's Roadhouse, Lomography Corp, Lone Star Magazine, GACTV and KUTX.
In 2008, he discovered his passion for photography while working in Venice, Italy. Marshall says, "While in Venice a friend let me borrow his camera to walk around with. I immediately started looking for something beautiful to capture and till this day I haven't stopped looking. The camera forced me to stop and actually look at the world for once. My camera has opened my eyes and my heart to the world." In 2011, Marshall was awarded RAW Austin's Photographer of the Year. This same year one of his photos was selected and displayed at the Museum of Art in Rio De Jineiro. In 2013, Marshall started his "Angels of Africa" project which allowed him to donate photos and videos to non-profits in Uganda and Kenya for their fundraising resources. He published the book "The Angels of Africa" in 2014 to raise awareness for the groups. Marshall says, "The 'Angels of Africa' project was a humbling experience. The project never would have happened without the love and support from many people. I hope to continue my work with NGO's for years to come. This area of photography is truly were my heart lives." While in Africa he also worked on photojournalism assignments for various lodging, safari outfitters and artists on behalf of media professionals in the US.
Since 2008, Marshall has successfully focused on many areas of photography. These areas include photographing bands, landscapes, portraits, wildlife, corporate events, weddings, non-profits, product shots, architecture and travel destinations. Marshall says, "I'm always pushing myself to get better. When I see an interesting photo I have to learn how it was shot or how it was edited. When I watch a movie I'm always analyzing the edits, the lighting and the camera angles. I'm strive to continually outdo myself. My best photo always seems to be my next photo. I really admire the painter Salvador Dali. He learned and perfected the techniques of many great painters, which eventually lead to the creation of his own style. His 'knowledge palate' allowed him to materialize his own artistic vision. I want my own palate to be as diverse when it comes to photography.
Taking a photo forces us to stop and smell the roses…we then share those roses with the world!
"The Angels of Africa" book documents a project that I started in May of 2013 with my main goal being to seek out and find groups that were truly making a difference in Africa and provide them with quality media (photos and video). I wanted to do this to bolster their marketing resources in hopes that they could carry out their missions for years to come. This book documents my time with those groups and highlights their selfless efforts. My goal for the book is to raise awareness of the group's efforts and hopefully raise a little revenue for them as well.
The Angels of Africa project really allowed me to give to others, however to my surprise I feel that I gained much more in return. It allowed me to overcome many fears, spread love and grow as an individual. I feel that this project has instilled the confidence inside me to continue down the path of NGO photographer for as long as I am allowed to. The premise of the book was derived from love and hopefully will continue to inspire love and compassionate action in everyone who reads it. Know that by buying this book you too are bringing love and attention to an area that desperately needs it. I thank you and I know that the organizations featured in this book thank you as well. The Cost of the book is exactly what it costs to print. Thank you so much for your support!
Order "The Angels of Africa" book here.