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Meet Will Holder of Will Holder Photography in South San Diego

Today we’d like to introduce you to Will Holder.

Will, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
San Diego born photographer who is addicted to the feels that the ocean brings us. Whether it’s the waves, people, rolling tides or landscapes, I love the way the ocean makes me feel. It’s the most humbling experience to be in the sea and I can’t get away from it. I like to find beauty in the seemingly ordinary and I hope that translates in my photos. It’s hard not to appreciate everything a life close to the water has given me.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I’ve dealt with pretty gnarly social anxiety and panic attacks throughout my life but it’s seemingly ramped up the last few years. Being in quiet places shooting behind a lense in the ocean is a place where I’ve felt total happiness and security. It’s something I assume I’ll always deal with but photography has for sure been an outlet, which I’m thankful for.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Will Holder Photography – what should we know?
I like to think my photos are unique when it comes to surf photography. I like for viewers to see different angles/formations/colors that they normally wouldn’t see in a typical wave shot. It’s not always about the perfect a-frame.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Friends who I shoot! Along with inspirational photographers such as Woody Gooch, Morgan Maassen, Brooks Sterling and Chris Burkard. My cousin Andy Holder is an amazing artist who makes me appreciate the value of the vividness of colors and design. Music is also a huge influence as there is always a song in my head while strolling along or in the water. It keeps me going.


  • 12 by 18 unframed prints ——> $ 30.00
  • 20 by 30 unframed prints ——> $45.00

Contact Info:

  • Address: 1101 Star Park Circle, Coronado, Ca 92118
  • Website:
  • Phone: 619 964 1307
  • Email:
  • Instagram: will_holder

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Will Holder

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