Forest McMullin is a freelance photographer and photographic educator based in Atlanta, GA. He specializes in photographing fringe social groups and is respected for his ability to bring out their dignity while still showing them with directness and honesty. His documentary projects have included such diverse subjects as men and women with extensive cranial and facial disfigurement, radical racists and neo-Nazis in Pennsylvania, the first prison boot camp in New York State, Mormons at sacred sites in upstate New York, small-time WWE style wrestlers, and couples involved in the sado-masochistic lifestyle. His travel work has taken him to Asia and Europe multiple times.
Since 2004 his focus has shifted toward his personal work and his photographs have been exhibited across the United States as well as in Paris and Beijing as he continues to cover assignments. His work is found in numerous public and private collections. Currently he is a full time Professor of Photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus and delivers lectures and workshops around the US.
He also works as a consultant to individuals, businesses, and industry leaders. His consultations include portfolio development, marketing strategies, business planning, and equipment and technical advice.
Portraits of the vendors and customers at flea markets in the rural southeastern United States — open, interesting, and noticeably quirky.