Although born in Liverpool, England, from the age of five Bill grew up in Kent. Wishing to pursue a career in photography it became clear that London was calling. Starting off as a full time assistant and then becoming freelance, the aim of which was to gain experience working in many areas of photography.
It was while assisting as a freelancer that Bill became studio manager at the Pineapple photographic studios in Covent Garden. Visiting photographers hired the studio and often needed assistance, among the people Bill worked with at this time were, Terence Donovan, John Swannell and David Bailey amongst many other great, if less famous, names.
Ready to move away from assisting, Bill returned to Medway College of Design (now the Kent Institute) completing an HND in advertising and editorial photography. Upon graduating, Bill started out on his own photographing fashion and people. Barely a year had passed before finding himself in Sydney, Australia. Although there have been many trips back to the old country, at present, Sydney remains home.
Since relocating Bill has photographed a wide variety of musicians, artists, entertainers and corporates.
Bill's clients have included
ACP magazines, Text Pacific Publications, Rolling Stone, Sony BMG, EMI, Universal and Liberation, ABC, Channel 7, Network 10, Foxtel, World Movies, Hyundi, Adelaide Festival, Pan Macmillan, New Holland Publishers, Mc.Grath Partners, Colgate, NRMA, 3M, ACON, GP Johnson, ARIA, Project My World (U.S.A.), Live Earth, Essential Viewing and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts.
About the site.
The website showcases just a small selection of Bill's work photographed over the last few years.
The Portrait section is made up of commissioned work.
Photographed mainly while travelling, the Personal section is in direct contrast , almost devoid of people. Documenting the empty landscape is a favourite and meditative pastime for Bill. These images search for the essence of the subject be that ordinary, stark, bleak or traditionally beautiful.
The Exhibition section features similar themes with the inclusion of industrial structures.
These photographs have been exhibited at the Wymess Gallery, Rex-Livingston Fine Art in Sydney and the Burnett Gallery in London. Four photographs have been selected from five different exhibitions spanning ten years.
The photographs were taken in New York, White Bay in Sydney, the North Coast of New South Wales ,the Drague Living exhibition showcased thirteen of Sydney’s top drag queens in the comfort of their own homes and the final four images are from an exhibition shot mainly in London.
The film section showcases production stills taken while working on Eternity Man, a Channel 4 production shot in conjunction with Essential Viewing. The film is a modern opera shot in Sydney based on the life of Arthur Stace and directed by Julien Temple, (director of recent Joe Strummer doco “The Future is Unwritten").
The music section are photographs from live concerts by Audio Slave, Destiny’s Child and various artists from last years Sydney Live Earth concert at which Bill was the official photographer.