About Bill ‘Bowtie’ Fosdick


Observe, click, capture

 As teenager, I bought my first “serious” camera: a Konica range finder so that I could photos for the high school annual. A dear friend wrote in the book at the end of the year: “You and your damn camera”.  A camera has been close at hand ever since. 

Several decades have passed and the Konica became a Canon, became a Pentax, and then a Nikon; and film changed to digital images with the enhancement of post production editing. 
I have admired the work of intimate portrait image makers like Yousuf Karsh and Annie Leibovitz and street photographers like Vivian Maier and Henri Cartier-Bresson, the latter capturing unawares the people they observed in everyday life.   

 As a photographer, I have found that middle ground of people in the street who know they are being photographed during whatever activity they have undertaken.  

In later years, I have become part of the Burning Man community and I have made a personal goal of mastering images at night.  I want to capture the joy emanating from people at play.  I want to capture the event, recreate that moment on the computer screen as I remember it and share that moment with those who were present. 

From the dazzling flames of El Pulpa Mechanica to the ethereal lights of LED costumes at Otherworld, all catch my imagination and drive me to celebrate the shared artistry and, in turn, my desire to share my photography.  Welcome to my World Enlarged.