As a visual storyteller, Billy’s synergistic approach to the image creation process empowers him to create powerful images that support one’s goals, message and brand. His visionary-style, strong work ethic and passion for travel with his camera serve agencies and magazines looking to build an intuitive story and voice for their brands with dynamic imagery.


Advertising: Google, Global Prairie, Facebook, HUGE, OLSON, StinkDigital, Brokaw, Vitamix, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Adobe, Philips Healthcare, Cleveland Foundation, Case Western Reserve, Refugee Response, Oberlin College, Oberlin Center of the Arts, Alzheimer’s Foundation, Mitchells Ice Cream, University Hospitals, The West Side Market, Campaign for President Barack Obama


Editorial: AARP, DIG BMX (UK), ESPN, Eating Well, Fast Company, Fortune, The Guardian (UK), Hearst, HUCK (UK), Meredith Publications, The New York Times, NEWSWEEK (JAPAN), People, Prevention, Smithsonian Magazine, TIME, Where Women Create, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post




Press:
APhoto Editor: Art of the Personal Project
Cleveland Public Library: 20/20
Wonderful Machine: Pride of Mitchells
APhoto Editor: Art of the Personal Project
Huck Magazine: Great Lakes Surf

Awards:
2021 American Photography 37 
2020 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
2018 Santa Fe DIVERSITY Honorable Mention
2016 American Photography 32
2013 Ohio Excellence in Journalism: Cleveland Press Club COVER Sunday Magazines
2013 Santa Fe Workshops: Outdoors winner Honorable Mention
2013 Press Club of Cleveland: First Place Photography and all Others
2011 Press Club of Cleveland: First Place Photography and all Others
2010 PDN Great Outdoors award: Outdoor sports and activities
2010 Jewish Family Services: Outstanding community service and Support
2009 Press Club of Cleveland: Second Place Portraiture
2009 Press Club of Cleveland: All others/personality Photography
2007 Photographers Forum Finalist Annual Spring Photography contest
2005 Photographer’s Forum Best of College Photography Annual
2005 Nikons emerging Photographers Hall of Fame 

Exhibitions:
2021 PhotoCentric Invitational
2018 Adrift, A Dream: 78th street Studios. Curated by Liz Maugans
2017 Cuba NOW: Cleveland Print Room
2017 Foley Gallery NYC curated by Sherri Littlefield
2016 Off the clock APA/LA - Santa Monica, Ca
2015 Night at the Farm: Welcoming event for Arun Gandhi and The Refugee Response
2014 Pride in the moment Grant by Summit Artspace
2011 Gypsy Bean Cafe and Bakery - solo Surf series exhibit
2011 Greenhouse Tavern - solo Surf series exhibit
2010 The Root Cafe - solo Surf series exhibit
2007 CONVERGENCE - with John G - 6706 Detroit Ave Cleveland, Ohio
2007 JCC Cleveland - the Mandel Center curated by Abe Frajndlich
2006 SPD Photography Auction - Harrys Loft New York
2005 Power of Women - Planned Parenthood Fundraiser
2004 SPD Photography Auction - The Art Directors Club of New York
2004 ICP student Program exhibition - ICP, New York
2003 Power of Women - Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

Permanent Collections:
2020 Cleveland 20/20: Cleveland Public Library Archives
2018 Cleveland Foundation: Place.Makers. Palace theatre, Playhouse Square
2018 The Quarter: Permanent Collection of Landscapes
2018 Van Aken: Permanent Collection of Landscapes
2014 Mitchell's Ice Cream: Permanent Collection of Landscapes
2013 InterContinental CLE Hotel - Landscales of Lake Erie
2013 Cleveland Clinic Hospital: Permanent collection of Landscapes
2011 Cleveland Clinic Foundation: Permanent Collection of Surfers in Conjunction with a commission by Catherine Opie


︎


©2021 Billy Delfs