Billy Newman

It all started in an eighth grade creative writing class. Billy was working on a research paper about the Chattahoochee River and decided to include some photographs. Armed with a Kodak Instamatic camera and embarrassingly chaperoned by my mother, he drifted down the river in a rented inflatable raft. That day, he snapped through a roll of film and realized that his life had suddenly changed.

He explores, captures, and adjusts (sometimes heavily), but he does not distort. Any distortion or abstractions you see in his images were all created by the subject matter and by the properties of light.

With his camera, Billy reveals images unseen through our normal human vision. He explores plants, flowers, ice, light, motion… almost anything in which he can discover new images.  As stated by Billy:  “We are constantly exploring realms of the unknown: space, science, philosophy, etc… I am no different than the rest of humanity. I simply use the tool I know best, the camera.