BILL WOODS, Photographer
Bainbridge Island, Washington
After service in Vietnam, Bill Woods was trained at the University of Hawaii in still and cinematography. He worked in Hawaii as a commercial and fine arts photographer, while getting his PhD in Political Science.
His Hawaiian era artwork included a seven-photo Hawaii legend sequence purchased by the State of Hawaii and also by IBM for each of their permanent collections. He had a solo exhibition at The Foundry Art Gallery and was exhibited in a Honolulu Academy of Art juried show.
He also photographed and produced various commercial projects, a magazine cover, editorial assignments and political campaign literature in Hawaii.
His cinematography included the direction and reportage of a one-half hour political documentary for Hawaii Public Television, and the direction and filming of a commercial 18-minute 16mm color documentary of the Island of Molokai.
In the Pacific NW, Bill has had photos accepted for two juried shows, and satisfied several portrait commissions. He has also had an image judged Best In Class, Black & White Magazine. To be pub. in 2014. Int’l circ. 35,000
His current projects include two books on images of natural and traditional food and the people who create it. Real food comes from a way of life which is both disappearing and reappearing the world over, and Bill would like to capture the images that speak truthfully about that way of life. He looks to document the several bases of real food: family, local, traditional and natural.
Most recently, Bill has had a one-man show at the Bainbridge Performing Arts gallery. The show was scheduled around Veterans Day, and was also a fund-raiser for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Fund. The images were on display for the month of November, 2013.
His emphasis on black and white imagery is a way of abstracting essential parts of the image or perhaps an emotional part in the image. Black and white helps us draw out some natural essence in the scene.
He has other portfolios and images which may or may not be on display.
Please contact him if you are interested in purchasing one of his images--- either as an archival framed print or for editorial purposes.