Bill Oxford Photography
In September the Dolphin Gallery will welcome photographer Bill Oxford for a month-long exhibit. An opening reception is planned at the gallery for Saturday, September 7th from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Working in his family’s printing and engraving company in Miami, Bill’s first exposure to the graphic arts was compelling. “I was captivated, from a young age, by the beauty and synergy of classic typography, illustration and photography of the 1950s and 60s,” says Bill.
Upon graduating college with a BA degree in Mass Communications, he worked as an art director for some of the areas leading advertising agencies — winning numerous awards for his campaigns.
His passion for surfing, motocross racing and the lure of California impelled Bill to move to San Diego in 1986 where he started an advertising, design firm specializing in the marketing of technology-based companies. For over 25 years, The Oxford Group was a leading brand development company in the area.
“In 2014 I was ready for a change — a simpler life, so I started shooting stock photography for Getty Images, the largest stock licensing agency in the world,” says Bill. Success came quickly so he closed his design firm and moved to The Sea Ranch where he continues to shoot for Getty and uploads to his portfolio of over ten thousand images for sale online, worldwide.
Surrounded by the beauty of nature and stunning homes of the area, he soon aimed his lenses toward landscapes, seascapes and architectural photography. Bill states, “I love the challenge to learn new shooting techniques for capturing images that connect with people. I never feel my work is great. I have ideas of what GREAT looks like… and that is what continually drives my passion for what I do.