From Oronoco, Minnesota, Bill Schmidt is an award-winning photographer, artfully depicting flowers”. “I look for elements of whimsy or sensuality in my subjects. I see my images as visual poems or haiku”; ”simple, clean, direct, and elegant,” Bill says. He has worked in the studio with large format cameras, taught elements of photography to those new to the art, worked as a generalist on film sets, and has published photo stories in the Chicago Tribune magazine. Before moving to Minnesota, Bill worked several years as a free-lance photographer in the Chicago area, and had several showings in north side Chicago galleries.