Bil Zelman relentlessly explores the spirit and psychology of his work. Sought after for his highly expressive portraits and lifestyle photography, Zelman creates a completely immersive environment for his subjects to engage with. His commitment to capture real moments with genuine emotions is seen throughout his eclectic range of work, from editorial stories to commercial campaigns. His work was included in Archive’s Top 200 Photographers Worldwide for the past 15 years, earned the International Center for Photography award for “Deeper perspectives” and printed on the cover of The Commercial Arts Photo Annual. Zelman is also a seasoned advertising director, working on campaigns with a diverse range of clients, and has published multiple fine art monographs.


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CocaCola, Budweiser, Jose Cuervo, Guinness, Miller Brewing Co., Michelob, Stone Brewing, Jim Beam, Bushmills, 19 Crimes Wine, Blackstone Wineries, UV Vodka, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, AT&T, Kyocera, Qualcomm, Walmart, Harley Davidson, Volvo, Ford, The W Hotel, Aria Casino, Hard Rock Hotel, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Casino, MGM Grand, Hyatt, Radisson, Sony, Polk, Dennon, Sub Pop Records, Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Virgin Megastores, Columbia Records, Lowes Hardware, Bank of America, Bank of New York, Lee Jeans, Frye Boot Co., Ugg Boots, The Sak, Champs Sports, Revo, Rayban, LensCrafters, Pfizer, Herbalife, Comcast, Shure, Taylor Guitars, Electra Bicycles, Giant Bicycles, UPS, Barnes & Noble, Allstate, State Farm, SAP, Jacuzzi, Crest, Mojo, Raygun, Fast Company, Rolling Stone, Spin, GQ, Vanity Fair, The Smithsonian, Outdoor Magazine, Men’s Journal, Wired, and others.


Taylor Swift, Kristen Wiig, Louis CK, Jerry Seinfeld, John Legend, Don Chedle, Zach Braff, Jason Segel, Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Werner Herzog, Judd Apatow, Tony Hawk, The Shins, Rocky Dawuni, Jason Mraz, 311, Sarah McLaughlin, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Ron Jeremy, Metallica, Scott Weiland, Thurston Moore, Elmo (Yes, Elmo), Kimbra, The Album Leaf, Danny Trejo, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Trent Reznor, Frank Blank, Story of the Year, The Pretenders, Mana', Blink 182, Orbital, Invisible Children, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nine Inch Nails, Tommy Shaw, Nicholas Sparks, Arrested Development, POD, Pennywise and others

Select Exhibitions and Permanent Collections

2022 "And Here We Are" Interactive Installation
PhEST, Monopoli, Italy

2021 - "And Here We Are" Multi-Media Show
Cortona On the Move, Italy

2020 International Festival of Visual Narratives
Tuscany, Italy

2019 - "And Here We Are - Stories From the Sixth Extinction"
Published by Daylight Books

2019 - "And Here We Are - Stories From the Sixth Extinction"
Lucie Awards, "Deeper Perspectives"

2016 - "American Sand"
Lucie Foundation, Month of Photography

2015 - Isolated Gesture
Spark Gallery, San Diego, CA

2014 - Center of Fine Art Photography
Ft. Collins, CO

2010 - Lucie Foundation, "Dusk"
Los Angeles, CA

2010 - Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CA

2008 - Portland Museum of Art
Portland, Oregon

2007 - Isolated Gesture
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2007 - MOCA "Interactions" Exhibit
Ft. Collins, CO

2007 - Newspace Center for Photography
Portland, OR

2006 - Isolated Gesture
Voice 1156 Gallery, San Diego, CA

2005 - Center for Photographic Arts
Carmel, CA

2005 - Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CA

2004 - Light and Representation
C.E.P.A. Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2003 - "Conversazione"
Nicole Dintamin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002 - Isolated Gesture
University of California, San Diego, CA

2001 - "Street Work"
Nicole Dintamin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA