Short Biography

Bill Wadman is an American portrait photographer living in Brooklyn, New York. His images have been seen on the covers and pages of major publications throughout the world.

Photo by Randy Duchaine

Photo by Randy Duchaine

In 2007 Bill launched his career by completing, a daily project which won him praise from USA Today, the Times of London, Playboy, and was chosen as Yahoo! Site of the Day (a big deal at the time).

Bill's long-exposure 'Motion' project has been featured in Popular Photography, Eloquence, and PhotoYou magazines as well as on The Huffington Post. In January 2013 the Adobe Press book Adobe Master Class: Photoshop featured a chapter on Bill's work including a walk-through of his compositing and post-production workflow. His conceptual portrait work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and Canada.

After a degree from Berklee College of Music and a career as an art director in the wonderful world of NYC advertising, Bill rediscovered photography and figured out what he wanted to do with his life. Equally at home connecting with subjects behind the camera and perfecting their image in front of a computer - Bill's technical skills are more than matched by his natural eye for what makes a great photograph. Notoriously obsessive and rarely satisfied; Bill is interested in just about every subject, prefers to paint his own backgrounds, build his own Macs, and perhaps most ironically, does not like getting his picture taken as a general rule of thumb. 

Bill is the co-host of the popular photography podcast On Taking Pictures featured on the 5by5 Network, as well as a member of the American Society of Media Photographers.




Partial Client List

Gillette, The NY Lottery, UBS Bank, Practical Law Company, (RED), Time Magazine, BusinessWeek, Men's Fitness, Eating Well, Improper Bostonian, POZ, The New Yorker, Popular Photography, The New York Times, La Monde, Eloquence, Der Spiegel, Wharton Magazine, Times of London, USA Today, NYSE, Complex, The Univ of Chicago, Fast Company, Wired, Corriere della Sera

Exhibitions / Lectures / Press

Bill Wadman's Dizzying Portraits Of Dancers In Motion  Oct, 2013
'Motion' on The Huffington Post
» Read Online

'About Face' Exhibition  Sept, 2013
Group show for the Lt Governor of Ontario

PhotoGroup Salon  March, 2013
Salon run by Jay Maisel, Emmanuel Faure, et al, Presenter

Adobe Master Class: Photoshop  January, 2013
Featured chapter in the book by Adobe Press
» Order on Amazon

PhotoYou Magazine Autumn 2012
"Poetry In Motion" - 4 page interview feature

Eloquence Magazine May 2012
8 page interview and feature on 'Motion'
» Read Online

Popular Photography Magazine April 2012
"Dance Art, Capturing Bodies in Motion"
» Read Online

Drabbles  May 1-May 25, 2012
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto - Group Exhibition

PhotoGroup Salon  January, 2011
Salon run by Jay Maisel, Emmanuel Faure, et al, Presenter

Motion  January 4-January 28, 2011
National Arts Club, New York - Group Exhibition

The Making of Drabbles  September 20, 2010
Park West Camera Club, Guest Lecturer
» Watch on Vimeo

Drabbles  September 7-October 3, 2010
SoHo Photo, New York - Solo Exhibition

365 Portraits  April 15th, 2010
Photographic Arts & Imaging, Guest Lecturer