Bill and Estelle Marder
Bill Marder has had a photographic career spanning almost fifty years. He has specialized in all phases of photography including photographic processes, techniques, and the history of photography. Starting with his first twin lens reflex camera, an Argoflex in 1946, Bill Marder won a first class prize of $100. In Kodakís First Annual National High School Photo Contest. His photograph was published in the September 1946 issue of Popular Photography magazine that featured on the next page a tribute to his mentor and famous photographer, Alfred Stieglitz.
In 1947 he enlisted in the U. S. Army and served as a photographer with the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Division, in Japan. In Japan he won numerous awards in Army sponsored photo contests. Upon leaving the army, Bill Marder entered the graphic arts field as a photographer and graphic artist in color separations. Opening his first business, Mar-Color Inc. and then Creative Process Inc. during 1950 to 1970. His customers were national advertising, cosmetic, and fashion agencies. During his years in his own business invented numerous techniques related to the color separation field, among which were direct color separations for the newspaper and advertising fields.
Bill Marder was also among the first to utilize photography as a method of photographing the advertisers merchandise for producing catalogs from controlling the beginning to the end of the printing process. In 1970 he moved to Hollywood Florida to manage Dukane Press (owned by International Silver Company), one of the largest printers with in house photography in the US Bill Marder worked with the first scanners and computers to devise control methods for photography and color separations. He later opened his own business, Creative Color in Ft. Lauderdale, which is still in existence. During the 1970s Bill Marder entered in the collecting field of photography, authoring numerous books on the history of photography. Most of these books were illustrated with his own photography.
His largest book, Anthony, The Man, The Company, The Cameras, was a 365-page book with over 1000 illustrations and a forward by the noted historian and photographer Beaumont Newhall. It was co-authored with his wife and acclaimed in numerous reviews for its superb documentation, research and photographs on the history of photography. Another book from 1980, The History and Technique of a New Diffusion Process, utilized an instant paper negative process that Bill Marder pioneered and developed along with taking photographs using the large wood cameras from his collection in sizes 20 x 24 to 8 x 10. Bill Marder has traveled throughout the United States and Canada, lecturing on the history of photography, including the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. In the 1990s with the entrance of the first digital camera, Bill Marder was among one of the first to own, learn and develop techniques for use with his Mac computer.
At the present time in the year 2000, Bill Marder is into his fourth digital utilizing a Mac computer, Epson printer and now mixes his own archival inks. He is able to create original photographs on canvas or other art papers. Marderís works are featured in galleries in Ocala and Gainesville Florida and has received numerous acclaims for his technique and mastery of digital photography. Bill Marder has traveled throughout the world taking original photographs with his digital camera and has lectured to numerous organizations on the techniques of digital photography.
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