Billy Mitchell

For more than fifty years I have photographed families, business professionals, politicians, and celebrities across the United States. Since 2008 I have been retired in San Antonio, Texas.

I started in Owensboro, Kentucky as a portrait and newspaper photographer in 1959 while in high school. After high school and three years in the army, I did portraits and photographs for publication in Paducah, Kentucky until 1967 when I went to Houston, Texas to photograph for the Paul Linwood Gittings Studio. There I photographed families, weddings, governors, astronauts, and corporate executives all across the southwest.

In 1970 I began on my own photographing throughout the south and southwest. Since the beginning, I have been a photographer specializing in portraits and weddings, but that’s not all I did. Through my exclusive portrait clientele I have photographed politicians, celebrities, actors, musical artist, and concerts. I have created photographs for annual reports, music album covers, books and magazines. I have photographed vintage and new guitars for Gibson, Martin, Guild, and Gruhn Guitars. The list goes on and on. It’s been a good life. I appreciate all my mentors and friends.