Delaware County. Philadelphia County. Camden County. Cape May County. These are just some of the places that appear in the shots of Billy Cress (or William Cress), a self-taught photographer born in Springfield, Pennsylvania.
Billy’s attention, and consequently his lens, are captured by the places around him, trying to give life to photographs in which peace, calm and quiet are the master, but at the same time, you can feel the presence of man.
The empty streets, the abandoned buildings, the objects left on the edges of the streets are the signs of a world populated and linked to men in which, however, they appear only rarely, almost by chance.
Through his shots, Billy Cress shows the world as it is, or at least as it appears to his eyes, without wanting to tell a story at all costs, just like in the photographic series “When the Neighborhood’s Not Looking“, which later became a photo book published by the independent publishing house Aint-Bad.
Discover a selection of Billy Cress’ shots below and to learn more go to his website.