One of Bill Arnold’s mentors at the Art Institute was former FSA photographer and legendary teacher John Collier. His advice to Arnold, that one had to, “feed the photograph back,” or continue to build on the one moment captured, to realize the next moment’s potential, was a lesson that has guided Arnold’s work for nearly four decades. The half-frame camera and Itek printer became the means for Arnold to continually “feed the photograph back,” and his desire to “cheer for life in all its parts,” became his inspiration for celebrating that discovery.
This catalogue includes an essay by Jeffrey Hoone.
Bill Arnold was born in NYC and came of age in San Francisco in the 1960’s. He currently lives and works in Florence, MA.He is represented by Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla, CA.