I have always been interested in the idea of the set. The idea of something that is labored over and constructed just be photographed. All in service of the image. Then once it is photographed, it is destroyed - but it will always live again anytime you see the image.

Bill Finger

About the Artist


Bill Finger (b. 1961) is a Veazie, Maine-based artist whose work combines sculpture and photography. Handcrafting each element, he constructs and then photographs miniature dioramas. Each image is imbued with a sense of cinematic narrative that reflects twenty years working around movie sets. Bill has exhibited his photographs in both the US and Canada. His work is included in the permanent collections of the George Eastman Museum of Photography and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He holds a MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

News and Notables
  • Solo exhibition, Voyager, at Punch Gallery

  • Exhibited at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2019

  • Featured in The New York Times Lens blog