Internally known photographer Bill Bernstein has been shooting masters of art and commerce since his start at the Village Voice in New York City. His easy-going style and "quick study persona" has gained him a reputation for being a foremost world-class portrait shooter.
Bernstein's work has been seen in publications around the world and he has worked with editorial, public relations, corporate, music and advertising clients - including National Geographic TV, Time magazine, Elle, New York Philharmonic, Warner Brothers, HBO, and U2.
Bernstein's association with Sir Paul McCartney began in 1989. The soft-spoken, and very laid back Bernstein takes his duties as McCartney's official photographer very seriously and has produced a collection of stunning photographs documenting "The Cute One's" 2002-2003 world tour in the coffee table book entitled Each One Believing - Paul McCartney On Stage Off Stage and Backstage. (Published by Chronicle Books.)
From 2004-2006 Bernstein collaborated with McCartney to produce a series of exclusive, short-run exhibitions in select galleries around the world. These exhibitions featured over 40 images from the Each One Believing book that were offered for sale as photographs signed by both Bill Bernstein and Paul McCartney. Only those pieces that sold were printed and signed, these photographs were not specifically limited in quantity, instead they were limited by opportunity. After these exhibitions closed, the photographs were no longer available to purchase.
Due to our long-established background in representing the fine art of popular culture and being a pioneer in elevating the art of Rock Photography, SFAE was selected as one of the exclusive galleries to host this exhibition in April, 2006. Proceeds from the sales of all artwork went to the Adopt-A-Minefield Charitable organization in an effort to help rid the world of landmines.