About Me

When Photographers took to learning the real art they searched for and often found a job as an Assistant. You did that so you didn't have to go back to school. After all you already did a few years as an "apprecentice," and now you could actually learn the practical side of the financial part of being a photographer. I was once told me about the real art of Photography. Its a business always remember that. Its not about the kind of camera or the format, or even the material you use ( back then, it was---) black & white vs. kodakchrome vs. ektchrome, -things change, so my job should stay the same. And, but its always a moving target.
"-...My job as a photographer is to '-...seduce, -amuse, charm, entertain, and capture an audience or in this case my client!"
- And he was so right.

"Tassillo Trost." 1975 Munich, Germany.

Years ago in 20s as a young man I knew that Having the opportunity to travel and see the world was nice while still in the Army so I traveled, skied , saw some of EUROPE and when I separated I took the one thing I enjoyed and combined it with skiing while working at many areas-as a ski instructor and pro ski patrolman; I managed to ski and enjoy three winter seasons at several USA and German ski resorts; Berchtesgaden , Garmisch (GE) Mammoth Mountain Northern CA; Resreckenridge, & Aspen, CO and Jackson Hole, WY in the 70's. Bored with the Californa & LA lifestyle, and the ever rising price f real estate and college tuition -I moved back overseas with a fellow ski bum & Skied most of western -Europe; And after running out of money working I turned to photography I went Into the military by joining the Army Reserve and became an Army photographer and journalist; learned Commuications, Marketing; and of course accepted a job and went to work for a German Advertising Agency! The year I stopped skiing for a living and started supplementing my income by shooting was 1978!

It was then a good friend of mine that I knew as my commanding officer, once told me to do what you enjoy and what you do best. I learned photography from my father, so I took my camera and started writing and shooting travel stories on ski trips and capturing moments of that trip.
"BILL SHOOTS PEOPLE," or " People, PLaces, Travel and lifestyles." If I ask or use you as a model, understand I work in budgets. And traveling to foreign countries capturing pictures of people seemed so Avant garde-without the French accent. I wanted to see all of Europe and some far off places.

So I did.

- Having a camera and capturing images 40 years ago seemed like fun until one day you wake up and you have change.- I've lived and traveled in most places overseas, some that people can't pronounce. Finding interesting themes to shoot commercially since 1975; Later, I set out and made a decision to hang up my skis;- I did the unthinkable, -and it was then I got an moment of Sober Courage; - I went to the best photo design school in Germany, now called the University of Art and Design in Munich.

Then came the fall of the Berlin wall and change from Analog to Digital cameras!

Looking back - at my Kodachrome moments, our children are grown now, I've long since sold my three studios, moved away and that college degree doesn't mean shit hanging on my wall. My so-called archive of 30,000 historial photos; that I shot old school, but new methods are always up and coming, because if you don't re-invent yourself you just cant move on in this industry. So maybe I can help you?
I still design work around a model for a shoot; or work around a model after a clients needs ?

I shot digital formats only in HD Video (1080) or RAW in Still format

"....Fashion, - Art, Travel, Editorial, Product, -Beauty and fine art. Social Media and Product
Body parts modeling would be also an alternative. So if you want to stay anonymous, no problem, just tell me.

What do I expect? Self-confident young women, who are not afraid to show their body. On the other side, I am willing to pay you a prearranged rate.

I do not want to shoot with "hesitating models" who do not know what they really want.

"BILL-SHOOTS-PEOPLE " (or -" i-Photographer.de")

Fine Art-/People Photographer

- 'Social Media '
- ' Public Affairs'
- 'Travel & Marketing Publicist -

email@ billshootspeople@gmx.de



Germany/ Europe/ and occassional USA Clients-

-My past credits and references, are far too long and detailed to list here; but if you need or want a detailed listings contact me:-'

I've got 25 + years of in working in multi media *(Media Affairs). As a photographer, journalist, and advertising consultant...
Chief Cameraman, Broadcasting Chief, Newcasts Director, and military public affairs Chief, to Print to TV, personality pieces, model reps, and Agency representation;
I can write product new awareness compaigns and have worked as a Publicist in Corporate Strategic management and PR.

My years of working in print photography; Accredited with two Press Agencies; credited with over a hundred International publishers; -( German, Japanese, Korean, Kwwait, Iraqi, British Magazines; California, American Newspapers and websites; - as well as Trade Publications; Travel Guides; and over 200 Postcard and Product Brochures;

- Over a Decade of Video and Informational Promotional product photography.
- 12 years Directing and An Photo Ad Agency Europe/Germany
- Section Chief Army Public Affairs and Joint Operations Experience (Enlisted)

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08 Feb 16 15:52
Ich bin aus Steyr in Oberösterreich. Liebe Grüße!
28 Jan 16 13:18
I absolutely love what you say in your text. So much truth in it. Und wir können uns gerne treffen, wenn du in Österreich bist. Servus!
09 Feb 15 10:21
Great work!!! That is an awesome capture of the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point!!! Make every day an awesome creative day!!!
13 Nov 14 23:26
I'm 100% polish :)
11 Oct 14 02:44
Thank you for nice comment. I enjoy your portfolio.
29 Aug 14 15:50
Thanks for the well wishes. I'm soon to be back in it. I enjoyed looking at your work. It' very good.
01 Apr 14 12:56
Beautiful port!
18 Nov 13 06:46
Great work
24 Mar 11 12:12
28 Years in the Special Operations Force (Air Force) -- when I retired, I decided to incorporate as S O F Action, Inc. And you? Active Reservist. What branch? Thanks in advance for your service.
16 Mar 11 20:27
The Model's Name is . . . . "C-Fresh"
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