About the Photographer

Cambridge Open Studios 2019

William “Billy” Mitchell, a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts has been an avid photographer since he was given his first camera at age seven. 

The first formal showing of Billy’s photography was at the Cambridge Open Studios in 2019. This year, his photographs have been selected for the Cambridge Art Association juried, Strategies of Resplendence online exhibit and the juried, Rocky Neck Art Colony exhibition, H2O, A Deep Dive. Additionally, his work has been displayed at the Speedway Gallery in Allston, the Members exhibit at Provincetown Art Museum and Darwin’s Ltd. in Cambridge. 

Born with Fragile X syndrome, Billy’s communication skills were initially limited, but through his photography he could share both his incredible perceptive skills and his extraordinary eye for detail. This early talent has grown as he has matured over the years, and he continues to refine and expand his work.

Billy is fascinated by texture and details of still life objects, but he is also captivated by landscapes and the changing light of sunsets.

Many of his photographs capture the brilliant and beautiful details of everyday life that are easily missed.

All of Billy’s photographs are taken on his iPhone and are not retouched. Remarkably, they are almost always captured in a single frame.

Growth of an Artist: A Photo Diary