Lisenby opens downtown photo studio

Published 12:52 am Friday, March 26, 2010

By By Lydia Grimes
news reporter

Upstairs from the old Book & Bean downtown, the second floor has been transformed into a large photography studio and printing shop.
Clayton Lisenby has opened his studio in the front part of the building, while Huskey Printing is in the rear. Lisenby is managing Huskey Printing as well as running his own studio.
The Brewton native almost missed his career opportunity.
As often happens, he changed his mind about what he really wanted to do.
Lisenby said he enjoys the “freedom” his work as a photographer gives him.
Lisenby’s style of photography could best be described as vintage style. His props that he uses for the photos are almost all old, or look old. He doesn’t like straight rows of subjects, but would rather catch someone doing something natural.
Lisenby said he wanted to come back to Brewton when he graduated from college in 2008.
As it has for many photographers, technology has changed how Lisenby shoots his photos.
The business on the other side of the building, Huskey Printing, began in Atmore.
The Atmore location sells office supplies and does printing, but the Brewton location does printing.
Even as he builds his photography business, Lisenby said he is giving back. He regularly donates to a pediatric hospital.