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Bill Bachman was one of the dearest clients I have had the honor to work with. He is sorely missed.

Bill passed peacefully on to his eternal home on October 11, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bill was a world-renowned commercial photographer with assignments that took him around the globe for over 40 years. Unfortunately, you can no longer view his work on his website,, but a quick Google of his name will show you many of the wonderful places he has been and the work that he has done during his lifetime.

Bill Bachman

Bill Bachman

Bill was a world-renowned commercial photographer with assignments that took him around the world for over 40 years.

He was a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and went to college in New York and London, England. He earned a BS, MFA, and MBA before eventually embarking on his freelance photography career.

He amazingly traveled on photography assignments to over 200 countries on all 7 continents, photographed over 1500 magazine covers, directed many national TV commercials, worked with 5 United States Presidents, and produced many well-known ad campaigns for some of the world’s leading advertising agencies. He also was the author of 15 books and many magazine articles.

His work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, People, Time, USA Today, Inc, Newsweek, Fortune, Playboy, Caribbean Travel & Life, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast, National Geographic, Popular Photography, Stern, Life, and many other top magazines.

Bill was the selected photographer for an extensive photographic assignment, a 2-year, 72 country shoot, sponsored by Kodak Films, where he photographed all of the man-made monuments on Earth. He traveled 8 1/2 times around the world, a total of 214,000 miles, shooting photos and giving numerous worldwide lectures & TV interviews.

Bill founded the unique travel group called “Bachmann Tour Overdrive”. He directed BTO trips on all continents with a wonderful core group of travelers who loved adventure, travel, and photography. Bill always felt that BTO was his most gratifying career project! With his prestigious array of 75 stock photo agencies around the planet, his agents regularly sold his images weekly for publication to basically every developed country on Earth.

He was each year consistently one of the top five stock photographers in the world and, for over a decade, Bill was considered the “most published photographer on our planet.” Bill was best known as a “people” and “travel shooter” and had vast experience taking large crews of models, art directors, and assistants on location to produce advertising magazines and TV campaigns. He won many local and international awards, was selected Advertising Photographer of the Year in the People’s Choice Awards, was named to Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Photographer of the Year in Asia, and gave hundreds of lectures, seminars and TV guest appearances all over the world.

Bill was one of the kindest people I have had the pleasure of knowing.

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