Favorite Fish: Wahoo, Musky, and Crappie
Bill Lindner is a nationally recognized outdoor photographer in both fresh and salt water fishing, hunting and food preperations arenas. His unique underwater and dramatic action images (both still and motion) have been widely published in catalogs, magazines, books, postcards, calendars, on television and in videos.
A lifelong sportsman, Bill’s knowledge and passion for fishing and the outdoors is reflected in every image. He has won three major Canadian Bass Tournaments and is a member of the Normark Fishing Hall of Fame. Bill is also a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and has won numerous “Best in Craft” photography awards. Based in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, his assignments, however, take him from Canada to the Caribbean and even beyond.
In addition to assignment, studio photography, and videography, his photos (both still and motion) appear in consumer advertising, packaging and catalogs for such firms as Rapala, Cabelas, Storm Lures, Terminator Lures, Berkley/PureFishing, Abu Garcia, Frabill Marcum underwater cameras, Hummbird Depth Finders, and St. Croix Rods. He has shot food layouts for over 50 cookbooks.
Magazine cover credits include Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Salt Water Sportsman, Lake Country Journal, North American Fisherman, In-Fisherman Ice Guide, Minnesota Volunteer and Krause Ice Guide, to just name a few. His images represent advertising for Fishouflage, Frabill, Rapala, Aqua Vu, Gander Mountain and Maurice Sporting Goods including their attention-getting in-store displays and billboards. As a vidiographer, Bill is very bust in this end of the business. He has filmed and produced product commercials for Rapala, Berkley/Pure Fishing Hummingbird, Frabill, Live Target Lures, Worth Land Tackle, Shimano, G. Loomis, Lund Boats, Stratos Boats, VMC Hooks and In-Fisherman television and shot film for The History Channel (Modern Marvels), National Geographic, and the National Wildlife Federation. Today he shoots many assignments for Lindner Media Productions.
Since 2001, a long-term photography partnership with North American Affinity Group has resulted in Bill being the principle photographer for the North American Fishing Club books and North American Fisherman magazine. He has provided principle photography for all the fishing books covering the gamut of freshwater species. Bill has also been the exclusive cover photographer for the North American Fisherman magazine for many years and provides extensive studio and location photography for articles and columns.
With an added interest and strong background in food photography, Bill with his wife Kitty a food editor, food stylist, and journalist, is currently working on documentary-style still-photo essays for a widely read Food Journal surrounding the topic of foraging for edibles from the wild. Covering subjects like wild vegetables and Minnesota wild rice to the Florida stone crab and queen conch of international waters His work is surely diverse. Two gallery shows of wild rice photography in Minnesota is an exhibit on the Mississippi River and the Cass County (MN) Historical Society. One of Bill’s wild rice images has been named Best of Show in Historical Society. Another of Bill’s images has been named Best of Show in the Twin Cities area and has resulted in his images being used by the Science Museum, the Lake Country Journal magazine contest, and Portraits 2000.