Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Coffee With Mentors

Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author

 

“Our autobiography is written in our contact sheets,  and our opinion of the world in our selects”  

"Never ever confuse sharp with good, or you will end up shaving with an ice cream cone and licking a razor blade."  

 

Bill Pierce is one of the most successful Leica photographers and authors ever. I initially "met" Bill in the wonderful 1973 15th edition Leica Manual (the one with the M5 on the cover). I kept reading and re-reading his four chapters, continually amazed at his knoweldge and ability, thinking "if I only knew a small part of what this guy knows... wow."  I looked foward to his monthly columns in Camera 35 and devoured them like a starving man.  Bill has worked as a photojournalist  for 25 years, keyword: WORK.  Many photogs dream of the professional photographer's  life that Bill has earned and enjoyed.  Probably Bill's most famous pic is Nixon departing the White House for the last time, victory signs still waving. 

 

Bill  has been published in many major magazines, including  Time, Life, Newsweek, U.S. News, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, New York Magazine, Stern, L'Express and Paris Match.  :His published books include  The Leica Manual,  War Torn, Survivors and Victims in the Late 20th Century, Homeless in America,  Human Rights in China,  Children of War.  Add to that numerous exhibitions at major galleries and museums.  Magazine contributions include  Popular Photography,  Camera 35, Leica Manual,  Photo District News, the Encyclopedia of Brittanica, the Digital Journalist, and now RFF.  Major awards include Leica Medal of Excellence, Overseas Press Club's Oliver Rebbot Award for Best Photojournalism from Abroad,  and the World Press Photo's Budapest Award. Perhaps an ever bigger award is Tom Abrahamsson's comment: "If you want to know Rodinal, ask Bill."

 

I met Bill in person through our mutual friend Tom Abrahamsson.  In person his insight and comments are every bit as interesting and engaging as his writing.  He is a great guy who really KNOWS photography.  I am happy to say he has generously agreed to host this forum at RFF  From time to time Bill will bring up topics, but you are also invited to ask questions.  Sit down and enjoy the ride!

 


Post New Thread
 Threads in Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author Forum Tools Search this Forum
  Rating Thread / Thread Starter Last Post Reverse Sort Order Replies Views
 
Bill Pierce
22 Hours Ago
by Huss Go to last post
61 2,559
 
Bill Pierce
2 Days Ago
by KM-25 Go to last post
36 1,289
 
Keith
2 Days Ago
by creenus Go to last post
7 439
 
Bill Pierce
1 Week Ago
by victoriapio Go to last post
14 1,231
 
Bill Pierce
1 Week Ago
by Bob Michaels Go to last post
86 2,345
 
Bill Pierce
2 Weeks Ago
by Scrambler Go to last post
5 502
 
Bill Pierce
4 Weeks Ago
by willie_901 Go to last post
18 674
 
Bill Pierce
04-15-2017
by DwF Go to last post
29 1,333
 
Bill Pierce
04-07-2017
by CameraQuest Go to last post
7 874
 
Bill Pierce
04-03-2017
by Eric T Go to last post
43 1,572
 
Bill Pierce
03-22-2017
by dasuess Go to last post
52 2,405
 
Bill Pierce
03-16-2017
by taemo Go to last post
3 730
 
dmr
03-14-2017
by Dogman Go to last post
2 657
 
Bill Pierce
02-22-2017
by russelljtdyer Go to last post
31 2,612
 
Bill Pierce
02-19-2017
by pluton Go to last post
39 2,449
 
Bill Pierce
02-09-2017
by telenous Go to last post
44 2,689
 
B&w (Multi-page thread 1 2)
Bill Pierce
02-09-2017
by roscoetuff Go to last post
41 3,453
 
Bill Pierce
01-12-2017
by BlackXList Go to last post
5 806
 
Bill Pierce
12-30-2016
by froyd Go to last post
2 689
 
scott kirkpatrick
12-29-2016
by emraphoto Go to last post
38 3,431
 
Bill Pierce
12-18-2016
by charjohncarter Go to last post
3 637
 
Bill Pierce
12-13-2016
by ellisson Go to last post
20 1,534
 
Bill Pierce
12-04-2016
by willie_901 Go to last post
6 1,047
 
B&w
Bill Pierce
11-30-2016
by airfrogusmc Go to last post
20 1,953
 
Bill Pierce
11-25-2016
by Ko.Fe. Go to last post
26 3,553
 
Bill Pierce
11-18-2016
by Timmyjoe Go to last post
26 2,816
 
Bill Pierce
11-12-2016
by shawn Go to last post
72 4,537
 
Bill Pierce
10-24-2016
by Bill Pierce Go to last post
0 721
 
Bill Pierce
10-23-2016
by Ronald M Go to last post
9 858
 
jim_jm
10-11-2016
by jim_jm Go to last post
2 1,072
 
Bill Pierce
09-28-2016
by muser53 Go to last post
5 1,149
 
Bill Pierce
09-11-2016
by willie_901 Go to last post
15 1,666
 
Bill Pierce
09-04-2016
by Talus Go to last post
11 2,638
Post New Thread

Display Options
Showing threads 1 to 33 of 465
Sorted By Sort Order
From The
Forum Tools Search this Forum
Search this Forum :

Advanced Search

New posts New posts More than 15 replies or 100 views Hot thread with new posts
No new posts No new posts More than 15 replies or 100 views Hot thread with no new posts
Closed Thread Thread is closed  
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 17:20.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.