About - Bill McCarroll

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

I grew up on the west coast of Scotland having been born in Toronto, Canada.  Those years were foundational  for me imprinting much of who I am today.  Late in my teens my family moved to Southern California which opened up unimaginable opportunities for me.  I graduated from San Diego State University and the University of Southern California and received a commission in the U.S. Air Force serving 23 years in many different states and countries.   After the Air Force, I worked for a while as a management consultant before moving into higher education as a Director of Accounting for a major research university here in San Diego.

I got back into photography to capture images of my kids in sports through their college years with digital cameras.   I now use both film and digital cameras.  Film is my passion. I love the physical characteristics of film.  I take the extra time and effort to make film work including development of black and white film, not because I have to; rather because I love to.

For me, film is a craft, a passionate pursuit that completes my photography. I photograph a variety of subjects from street to urban and landscape. I am interested in anything that catches my eye.

I also have a soft spot for digital and often shoot with my Nikon Z7 and my Ricoh GR iii for landscapes and street images.  Often, I'll pick up a film or digital camera depending on my mood that day and with consideration of the day's plans.

Prints of my images are available to buy here on SmugMug.  I hope you can find something that captures your eye and has meaning for you.  I'm also available for special projects. 

Thanks for stopping by. Please send a note through the contact link above if you have any comments or questions.

My Gear



Rolleiflex 2.8f

Tachihara 4x5


Nikon Z7

AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S

Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8





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