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Close to perfection

This scene evolved outside our back door. From nest, to eggs, to chicks, to flapping wings, these baby hummingbirds showed me what a perfect world looks like. This was inspiring and funny to watch. With hours of video, here are some moments cut together for you.

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Happily, it turns out that the Black and White Spider Awards nominated me for (3) of my images, not (2) as I first thought, from a field of over 8,500 international entries. Thanks Black and White Spider Awards! This release says it all. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER WM. STETZ FROM […]

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Pictures on the Radio – William Stetz

  Pictures on the Radio An exhibition of pictures becomes a show of words on the airwaves.  All the views are of singular souls.  These are some of my portraits. Celebrities; non-celebrities;  nudes; a reclusive, reluctant neighbor; the long-gone endearing grandmother fretting over her grandson’s future; an atypical displaced street person; Clint, Spielberg; Frankenheimer; the […]

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Soul Exposures

The Risk Press Gallery exhibited ‘Soul Exposures.’ This 2005 show was my first Melrose Avenue exhibition, produced sales and popularized the Athens portrait, “Stavros.” One of the ‘Stavros’ silver prints was sold strictly through the promotion of the exhibit before the doors ever opened. Comprised of personal and commissioned portraits of known and otherwise unknown persons, […]

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New gallery addition —Portraits. Follow this link to Gallery Portraits. I had a limited amount of time with him. I was assigned to take pictures of Clint Eastwood on Stage 21 of Sony Studios during the shooting of “In the Line of Fire.” Mr. Eastwood’s cool is evident. Upon meeting, in his friendly way, I had […]

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Chicago (77 shootings)

I visited Chicago over the July 4th weekend. I experienced the best weather, friends and friendly people, good food, music and family in a reunion setting. The view from our room took in Navy Pier, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Nothing could be sweeter. After I returned home, I heard this report: “There were 77 […]



This little guy stopped by the studio yesterday to have a look. I looked back.

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In early June I completed publication of my book, “CHICAGO – IN FEW WORDS.” This hardcover, 12″x12″ lay-flat book is a limited edition of black & white photographs in and about Chicago, taken in the period from 1970 to 1990. Printed in very high quality on 80-pound cover paper stock, the 80-page book portrays the city of Chicago and its people as seen from […]

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Yesterday I made a first submission to MoCP Chicago (Museum of Contemporary Photography) with “Chicago – In Few Words.” Taking a risk for me means submitting vintage images. As many of these are being presented for the first time in 40 years or so, they have become new to me and I experience them as […]


NOT Area 51

Taken on a long road trip and photographic exploration of the Western United States, this image touches the boy in me and my fascination with old technology and the elegance of engineering. This is one of few running steam locomotives left in the country that gives rides to tourists. It is located in Ely, Nevada […]