Parish got his start as a still life photographer. He stated that it was the first time that he really learned patience and the beauty of that patience for the process of taking a simple object and illuminating it; finding out the quality of a simple object. He said that not every object in the world has to be commercial or glamorous, but you can make it what you want through lighting and structure.
Within Parish’s photographs there exists a great spectrum of commercial work. He has done work for many different companies including IBM, AT&T, Coca Cola, DeBeers Diamonds, Sony, Polaroid, Canon USA, Hanes, Fossil and Kodak. His work evokes the eyes and interests of people. He is an explorer of light. The overall essence of his commercial photography makes Parish stand out from the rest and offers a visual story into what commercial photography is. His works are of great quality, being crisp and vibrant with attention to detail. His studies of light and color reflect so much within his photographs and his works show an extensive effort as well as a solid commitment to photography.
It is very true that photographers are an overall collective group of artists. We are patient, hard-working, and we are very much dedicated to our craft and to our images. A lifetime of photography work is a physical representation of not just what we do for a living in our lives, but it makes up who we are as individuals and the achievements that are earned through the creative process. In Parish’s case his hard work and dedication to photography have paid off and you can see that in each and every one of his photographs. His heart, mind, and soul are bound to the camera. His usage of light allows his creativity to come to life.