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We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On - With Bill Ward

We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On - With Bill Ward


Buying this will allow you to ACCESS Bill's recording for four weeks, as usual. This DOES NOT allow download.


Bill Ward is such a fabulous creative talent! We love him on Camversation and I'm incredibly pleased he's able to return with a brand new talk, written just for us!


About the Talk

Bill will discuss the intersection of Theatre and Creative Photography, and the creative principles and ideas that run between the two. Bill has been a theatre and screen actor for 25 years, and a practitioner of ICM and In Camera Multiple Exposures for well over a decade.  He is well versed in the creative process, the benefits of working with an open mind, the joy of improvising, and going with what you're given. He believes in exploration, staying in the moment, seeing what emerges on the back of a camera, and using it as a springboard to an unknown destination. He'll discuss a bucketload of actionable ideas that transfer between the two, as well as sharing a rather large dollop of his recent work.


About the Speaker

Bill Ward is a multi-award winning photographer and actor, born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.


He was awarded the Adobe Prize at the 2015 UK Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards (also Commended 2013 and 2020), Best Seascape at the 2020 Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, and runner up in the “Your Vision” category at SLPOTY 2021. He is honoured to be a judge for UK Landscape Photographer of the Year.


His work is frequently Commended, Shortlisted and Nominated in competitions all over the world. His work has been exhibited in numerous fine art galleries around the UK including the Mick Oxley Gallery in Northumberland, Contemporary Six and the Wendy J Levy Gallery in Manchester, and has been featured in newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, and books.


He’s been a regular writer and contributor for the worldwide “ICM Photography Magazine” since its inception, and gives talks at Festivals, Shows, and Camera Clubs all over the world. He uses Pentax cameras, and is proud to be both an Ambassador for Pentax Ricoh UK, and a Tour Leader for Light and Land.


His primary photographic subject matter is landscapes, whether natural, urban or industrial. He specialises in creative photography, and is particularly drawn to water. A lifelong traveller, he’s interested not just in the places he goes, but the time that he spends in them. It's this that forms the basis of his work: specifically how it felt to spend this particular time, with this particular place.


An actor for over 20 years, he has performed in over 30 Television shows and Films, and over 50 Plays since turning professional in 2000. He is probably best known for playing the badly behaved builder Charlie Stubbs in the UK TV show Coronation Street, a role he played for over 400 episodes and three and a half years, and for which he won numerous awards. He also played the long suffering farmer James Barton in Emmerdale, also for more than 3 years and 300 episodes, and for which he was also nominated for a number of awards. Recent TV work includes After Life for Netflix, The Hunt for Raoul Moat for ITV, and Before We Die for Channel 4/Worldwide.


His Theatre work includes multiple roles in London's West End (Everybody'ss Talking About Jamie, Spamalot, Million Dollar Quartet, Viva Forever), UK Tours (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Glee Club, Shakespeare in Love, Legally Blonde, Look Back in Anger), Rep Theatre (Bristol Old Vic, Bath Theatre Royal, Manchester Royal Exchange, Northern Stage, Theatre Clwyd), New Writing (National Theatre Studio, Battersea Arts Centre, White Bear)

and Off West End (Southwark Playhouse, Greenwich Theatre). He recently played Gerald in the major UK Tour of “The Full Monty” Sept 2023 to April 2024.


Constantly in search of peace and quiet, his photography is a response, and in many ways an antidote, to the time he spends as an actor working in the public eye.

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