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BIOGRAPHY

 

G. Paul Bishop, Jr.
PHOTOGRAPHER

Owner of G. PAUL BISHOP PORTRAITURE
Established in 1947

 

HOW THE BUSINESS BEGAN:

Originally named "G. PAUL BISHOP'S PORTRAITURE,"​ Paul Bishop, Sr., and his wife Lu, established the business, in 1947, in their little brick home/studio in Berkeley, CA. In 1983, Paul Bishop, Jr. started his business, CUSTOM BLACK AND WHITE PRINTING,​ at the same location. In 1998, after the passing of Paul Bishop, Sr., Paul Bishop Jr. took over ownership of G. PAUL BISHOP'S PORTRAITURE, and slightly changed the name to G. PAUL BISHOP - PORTRAITURE. After the passing of business partner Lu Bishop, in 2013, the Durant studio property was sold. The name of the business was changed to G. PAUL BISHOP - PORTRAITS and down sized to a home office setup. Instead of taking portraits, Bishop operates an online digital photo image service. Digital images for publishing image license release, as well, photographic prints for art collectors. There is a large collection of famous people including, poets, scientists, artist, Nobel laureates and other subjects of notoriety, scanning almost 70 years, as well, unique abstracts and landscapes.

In 2016, along with his G. PAUL BISHOP - PORTRAITS business, Paul Bishop, Jr. re-established the former business, G. PAUL BISHOP PORTRAITURE (CBWP) and is now including taking picture on locations, using the digital, medium format camera and portable strobe as his medium.  For now, working primarily in parts of the East Bay area.

 

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