Winterport, Maine based photographer, William Drake, acquired a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1980. He then entered the commercial photography profession in New York City and served clients of the corporate industry for 20 years before moving to Maine and becoming the campus photographer at University of Maine from 2004-2009. William Drake taught photography at Husson University and has been a freelance photographer in the Bangor area for many years.
His fine art photography was selected by renowned curator Mark Rosenthal for a show at Beaver college in 1996 where he displayed his photographs of HO scaled figures taken through a micro lens. This work was Inspired by concepts which challenge stereotypes and give insight into the dynamics of identity and relationships. In all of his work he endeavors to represent the essential qualities of the subject matter using the technology available at the moment the image is captured.