William Kidston, three time Emmy Award winning photographer, Television Cameraman and Filmmaker with over 30 years of experience joins forces with Coach Willy Cahill and Ron C. Peck of the Blind Judo Foundation conveying to the world the impact Judo for the blind and visually impaired for individuals of all ages with his award winning photography.
As a Photography, Art, Media and Film major, Kidston spent his early years being a Press Photographer first specializing in commercial products, executive and senior portraits and weddings. In 1986 he opened his own studio allowing him to encompass a myriad of commercial opportunities with Visa, Bank of America, Los Angeles County Sheriff, Los Angeles Police Department and many others.
Over the years Kidston’s credentials continued to soar with media coverage of the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Directors Guilds Awards, Jazz Society, Screen Actors Guild along with publications like the Hollywood Reporter. “Celebrities like Steven Spielberg, Jack Nickolas, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, Harrison Ford, and Mark Harmon along with three former US Presidents have not escaped my lens” says Kidston.
What makes Kidston's story so remarkable is he lost his sight due to an accident in his left eye at the early age of fourteen. Determination, dedication and drive have taken what some might call a limitation into an asset which catapulted him into new heights leading to award winning recognition.
His photography and television productions with other nonprofits like Hollywood PAL (Police Athletic League), LA County Commission on Disabilities, Holy Family Video Ministry to name a few have led to multiple awards.
With over 20 years of extensive film making, lighting, producing and directing, William Kidston is working to showcase the courage of the disabled like the blind and visually impaired of the Blind Judo Foundation to the world. More about this amazing person can be seen on his Facebook and William Kidston sites.
About the Blind Judo Foundation: The Blind Judo Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is to empower the blind and visually impaired using the tools and tenets of Judo. The Funding of blind and visually impaired athletes to train, travel domestically and internationally is through tax exempt donations; their financial life-line. To learn more about the Foundation, check out blindjudofoundation.org and at Facebook or contact Ron C. Peck at roncpeck(at)blindjudofoundation(dot)org or 1-425-444-8256.