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Bill Pack
Bill Pack

December 07 : 2023

Bill Pack

An exceptional image can grant you the opportunity to slow down and appreciate something in a novel way. Bill Pack's winning series, "CarScapes," does just that by featuring an abundance of sumptuous, tactile, and textural details, allowing viewers to appreciate the design and mastery of the automobile.

by Lily Fierman

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"CarScapes"

The sensual lines and curves of these cars are more than functional; they become symbols of beauty and desire. I see a connection between the artistry of car design and the natural elegance found in landscapes and the human form.

Q:

 Tell us more about the circumstances of creating your winning photo, "CarScapes." What inspired you to create your winning work?

A:

This question really strikes at the heart of my identity as a creative and my perspective on the world. Discovering my dyslexia later in life was a pivotal moment for me. It shed light on my school experiences and how I perceive things differently. My dyslexic lens shapes my point of view, offering a unique vantage point in my work.

Over the years, I've refined a technique I call "Painting with Light," which aligns with my distinctive way of seeing. My process begins with setting up the design in-camera. Depending on the image, the lens remains open anywhere from 20 seconds to 10 minutes. During this time, I illuminate the subject by hand, sculpting the car to match the vision in my mind. This approach is deeply organic, and as a result, no two images are ever the same.

My "CarScapes" series evolved from having access to some of the rarest cars from the fifties and sixties. It was an era when cars were designed by hand, and I use my lighting to highlight the key lines created by the automotive designers. In doing so, I bring to light the designer's passion.

The sensual lines and curves of these cars are more than functional; they become symbols of beauty and desire. I see a connection between the artistry of car design and the natural elegance found in landscapes and the human form. The journey and process of creating this series culminated in "CarScapes," a reflection of my journey and artistic vision.

Q:

Do you have any dream subjects?

A:

Yes, I have a dream subject that really captivates me. It's the B.A.T. series, short for Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica, a collection of three concept cars designed by Nuccio Bertone. These cars are not just vehicles; they're masterpieces of automotive design and innovation. My ultimate dream is to create an art book featuring these cars, capturing their unique beauty and the visionary design behind them. The B.A.T. series represents a perfect blend of artistic flair and engineering prowess, and I am very interested about bringing their story and aesthetic to life through my photography and artistry.

Q:

What’s next on the horizon for you?

A:

Looking ahead, there's quite a bit on my horizon that I'm excited about. First and foremost, my CarScapes series is set for exhibition at The Celebration Of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona. This event is scheduled from January 13 through March 31st, and I'm thrilled to showcase my work there.

Beyond this exhibition, I have plans to create art books for private automotive collectors. This is a unique opportunity that allows me to combine my love for photography, cars, and storytelling. I'm also dedicating time to my passion projects, which are close to my heart. Each of these endeavors offers a new avenue to explore my creativity and share my perspective with a broader audience. It's an exciting time, and I'm looking forward to seeing where these projects take me.

Q:

Why do you work in black and white?

A:

I've always been drawn to working in black and white because, for me, it simplifies the subject, by stripping away the distractions of color, allowing the essence of the subject to shine through. This simplicity leads the viewer to experience the subject from a fresh, new perspective, which is central to my work and creative ethos.

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Bill Pack

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