Bill Shippey

Photographer Male Los Angeles, California, US
Mayhem # 2563587

About Me

I have been a fine art and portrait photographer, a motion picture and stage director/producer, a writer and a teacher for 40 years.

I specialize in Creative Portraits, Fine Art Nudes and Head Shots

Seldom am I satisfied merely to record another "pleasant likeness." I want my work to do much more than that. I believe the best person-photographs start with a subject's honest inner actions, moments which are elicited, and then realized photographically, by my long experience as a motion picture and theater director and by my originality as a visual artist.

In my view, if our work fails to reveal some kind of truth, it cannot be art -- and so may not be worth doing.

That being said, for me every creative and collaborative shoot will always have an intrinsic and enduring value; it can be wonderfully fulfilling -- and simply a treasure.  With this in mind, and for exceptional, honest subjects, I am open to TFCD possibilities.

I hold a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California (where I also taught motion picture production).

I'm a member of:
The Directors Guild of America
Professional Photographers of America
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals
Canon Professional Services
The Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group

You are invited to visit my website -- -- where you can view far more of my work, organized in many differing portfolios.


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