A native of Johnson City, Tennessee, Will Sherwood has a multi-paletted career: engineer, musician, artist/photographer. He graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with BSEE and MSEE degrees in computer engineering, and has Choirmaster and Associate degrees from the American Guild of Organists. He has appeared as guest soloist with the Boston Pops and has given many concerts in both the U.S. and Europe.
During the week, he is a Sr. Engineering Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation where he is manager of the Digital Semiconductor’s Alpha Microprocessor Verification Group. In addition, he is Organist-Choirmaster at First Unitarian Church, Worcester, Mass, and a freelance jazz and classical pianist. Other interests include volunteering for local homeless agencies, graphic arts, running, organic gardening, and preparing gourmet vegetarian cuisine.
His family encouraged his interests in music, photography, and the sciences. Photography was a serious avocation of his father in the 50s and 60s and he taught Will black-and-white camera and darkroom techniques.
Sherwood is drawn to his photography from several perspectives that build on one other:
His exploratory usage of perspective, macro, texture, and shadow combine to both delight and startle the viewer.