Bill Resto is a photographer and digital artist based in San Diego, California. His company is Pixel Elegance.
The craft, character and unique style of Bill’s images is immediately obvious and yet of a depth which transcends anything akin to obvious.
How’s it done ??!
Perhaps choice in models?
His sometimes painterly perspective?
Well certainly these; and, so much more too…
“I am a self-taught photographer and artist.
Inspired by the passion and creativity of others – painters, sculptors, photographers, models, dancers and nature itself – I find myself constantly astounded and absorbed by the process as much as the product.
In my work, I see myself more as coordinator than inventor.
I search for models with whom I can collaborate, rather than models who must be directed.
I look for models who have passion for exploration and emotional exposure, models whose spirits can be easily captured.
Together, we explore movement and story, inventing situations and developing characters as we go.
In post production, each photograph begins to tell its own story.
I listen and respond as the final image develops.
Sometimes a photograph will lead me down several paths before the ‘real’ story is revealed.
I try to work without preconception, to stay present in the moment of the journey and avoid focusing on the destination.
The ideas I most appreciate are those that arrive in moments of stillness.
While I am often pleased and impressed by my own work, the process is always more exciting for me than the finished photo.
I am obsessed with color, palette, texture, mood, and light.
I may ruminate for days over minor details the casual observer will never see.
The laborious nature of the work can be emotionally and spiritually draining; but, I would not trade the passion of creation for anything in my life.
A life without creativity or passion is a life unlived.”