Bill Schahfer

Artist’s Statement

For the most part I’m self-taught in photography. At Wayne State I majored in Computer Science, before there was such a thing as a Personal Computer. But my Liberal Arts degree served me well by exposing me to a broad range of topics, along the way teaching me to think in an open-minded yet critical way. My degree taught me to recognize and appreciate beauty in its many forms. It also taught me how to learn.

And that’s why I love making art. After a long day of wrangling the bare, cold, lifeless abstraction that is software development, I can create something, set it aside, and come back to it and it’s still there. I can see it, hear it, feel it, taste it, smell it. It re-grounds me, puts me back in touch with the people, places and experiences that are important to me.

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