BILL DEWEY is a native of San Diego County and attended the University of California at Davis, Rochester Institute of Technology and Brooks Institute of Photography. He has had his private pilot’s license since 1981, photographing the California landscape. He has owned a photographic studio in Santa Barbara for over twenty-five years specializing in aerial, architectural, commercial illustration and fine art photography. A member of the prestigious Santa Barbara OAK Group, he has been distinctly influenced by the art and character of the noted California painter Ray Strong. As an architectural photographer, Bill has specialized in large format documentation for the Historic American Building Survey. This program has been contributing photographs to the Library of Congress since the 1930’s. Bill’s work has included the 19th century pier in Huntington Beach, California, the Mare Island Naval Base in San Francisco, the massive Saturn rocket test stands used in the Apollo moon project at Edward’s Air Force Base and, most recently, the Golden Gate Bridge. His work can be found in the collections of Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Museum of Ventura County, the Carnegie Museum of Oxnard, the Santa Cruz Island Foundation, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Lompoc Valley Hospital, Cal Poly of San Luis Obispo as well as those of many private individuals.