Building his first darkroom at the age of nine, photographer Bil Zelman relentlessly explores the spirit and psychology of his work. Sought after for his highly expressive portraits and lifestyle photography, Bil creates a completely immersive environment for his subjects to engage with. His commitment to capture real moments with genuine emotions is seen throughout his eclectic range of work, from editorial stories to commercial campaigns.
An artist at heart, Bil has published two award-winning books and his fine art has been viewed at The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Photographic Arts, The Lucie Foundation, The Center for Photographic Arts, The Portland Museum of Arts, to name a few. His work was included in Archive’s Top 200 Photographers Worldwide for the past 15 years as well as on the cover of The Comm Arts Photo Annual.
Zelman is a seasoned advertising director, working on campaigns with a diverse range of clients, including Apple, Coca-Cola, Frey Boots, and Harley Davidson. He currently splits his time between Southern California and New York.