|Born in Detroit in 1959, Bill's fascination
with photography began at an early age with a Kodak Brownie camera
and a home darkroom kit he received as a gift from his father.
He taught himself to process and make contact prints at age twelve.
Bill Schwab earned a B.F.A. in Photography and Graphic Design
at Central Michigan University Art School and then traveled to
New York to work with commercial/fine art photographer Alen MacWeeney.
During this time there he gained enough insight into the world
of commercial photography to help him realize a successful career
that now spans nearly twenty years. His work has appeared in
Time, Newsweek and Rolling Stone, among many other
Although he has travel and photographed throughout North America, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, the core of Schwab's body of work comes from his home state of Michigan. He divides his artistic time there between the environs of his Detroit-area home, and the more natural surroundings of the state's remote northern region. He has been very productive in the recent years and has become one of Michigan's premier fine art photographers. Recent acquisitions of his photographs have been made by the Cincinnati Museum of Art, 20th Century Fox, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.