Books & Mags - bill chizek

- In Video -


The Ingraham Angle


Thanks to The Ingraham Angle on Fox News for using this photo, Flags 6, in a promo for their new show in October 2017. The photo, appearing at 6 seconds in to the video, was taken in Coronado, CA and is actually a common street scene there. My wife had been telling me that she thought she had seen one of my photos on television, I thought she saw something that just looked like one of mine. Upfront, I try to watch news from different channels, always know your opponent, for this reason I do watch CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and others...  However, this morning I was watching Fox News and the commercial played.  It was very cool to see my pic on national television!  


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American Swamp


Thank you MSNBC for using this photo, US Capitol 16, in the opening of a promo spot for the series American Swamp.  The promo appeared on Twitter on August 5, 2019 and featured the late Congressman Elijah Cummings.  This is just one of the many shots taken of the US Capitol when I lived in northern Virginia.  Very cool that they used my shot, even if only for the first three seconds of the below video.  Again, I watch all the major news outlets, don't label me because my photos appeared on Fox News or MSNBC.  It's always difficult to find these pics used in videos, this was found by a reverse image search on Google.  


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Buzzfeed


Thank you to Buzzfeed for using this photo, Flags 1, for a video piece called, Weird Things That Only Make Sense To Americans.   This photo, appearing at 00.24 is the very first shot I took of American flags that started being used almost immediately.  I learned an important lesson on this day, prior to this I had driven the streets or Coronado, California looking for shots.  On this day I walked, it was completely different, and I was able to capture several shots that I probably had driven my many times.  


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Buzzfeed


Buzzfeed used Flags 1, for another video piece called, I Was A Russian Spy And Failed A Mission, and appears at 2:19.   This is about a former East German spy named Albrecht Dittrich, AKA Jack Philip Barsky who became a sleeper agent of the KGB and spied on the United States from 1978–1988. 


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- Published in Books -

Strawberry Slices appeared in the December 2017 Everyday Objects book by Gurushots (page 99). This was shot by light painting, in a darkened room and shining a light in different areas and combining photos. I may do more of this in the future...




IB Sunset #3 was in the July 2015, The Exposure Award: The Sky Collection book by SeeMe (page 63). A sunset in Imperial Beach, CA near San Diego. Sunsets just don't get any better than in the San Diego area.



- Magazine Covers -





Autumn in DC was on the cover of Where Traveler Magazine in October 2019.  This was my very first photo of the US Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC and I wish I had taken more...  Loved our time in Washington, DC but as far as my favorite season it's a toss up between fall and the cherry blossoms.  Virginia becomes a magical place during either of those times.





Thanksgiving 1 appeared on the cover of two November 2018 magazines, Postcards Magazine and Legacy Senior Living Magazine.  The photo is of a door decorated with a Thanksgiving themed wreath in Alexandra, VA.  Seriously, Old Town Alexandria is one of my absolute favorite places for wandering the streets!






Supreme Court 1 was on the cover of The Kentucky Bar Association's magazine, The Advocate, of  their September-October 2018 issue.  This was my very first photo of the US Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC and I wish I had taken more...





Boush Street appeared on the Spring/Summer 2018 cover of Homefront Magazine, a military magazine in Hampton Roads, VA. The photo was taken on Boush Street near the USS Wisconsin in downtown Norfolk, VA.  Seriously, anytime I can shoot subjects that are historical in nature, it's a win/win.





What photographer doesn't dream of getting in, anywhere in, a National Geographic Magazine?  Honestly, when I first discovered this I thought it had to be a mistake.  So thrilled that this photo, The Fifties, appeared on the April 2017 cover of The Road Trip Issue of National Geographic Traveller India. This is a composite photo where my photo of the car was used and inside the hubcap of the car was placed another image. Couldn't have been more thrilled when I saw this for the first time! Thank you NATGEO! πŸ₯‚



Phone Books!


Landing on the cover of phone books is kind of cool and unexpected.  I never find out about these on my own and it's been family members, familiar with my photos, who spot these.  They sell like any other stock photo, through an ad agency.  Unless someone tells me, I won't see them.  Thank you family!!






This Photo, Sundown, used on the 2018 El Paso, TX Yellow Pages was taken from Murchison Park on Transmountain Road in El Paso, TX.  The version on the phone book has had all trademarked and copyrighted material removed, mostly noticeable on the Well Fargo Building with the "150" in red lights.





Walk the Dog was used on the 2018 Manitowoc-Two Rivers, WI Yellowbook was taken at Neshotah Park in Two Rivers, WI.  I set up to take this photo and when I was ready to go the guy with the riding beach cleaning machine showed up.  Great...  he got out of view and I took this, then noticed this guy in the photo and kept shooting.  This ended up being the coolest one!






Morning Rays was used on the cover of the 2018 Manitowoc, WI Area Yellow Pages.  It was taken overlooking Manitowoc's south pier.  The user of the photo flipped it horizontally.  I never paid much attention to sunrises in my hometown until I got in to photography...

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