Bill Small


Turning Grief into Remembrance

I do portraits of lost loved ones to help their families turn negative feelings of grief into positive feelings of remembrance. I feel this is important work because frequently when families lose a loved one – especially when it is unexpected – they can be left with few quality images to enjoy and share. My goal is to produce high quality portraits based on emotionally priceless, but technically poor photographs.

I do this work in support of non-profits dealing with gun violence, drunk driving, cancer, suicide and childhood life-limiting diseases among others. My portraits go to families throughout the US and are a gift to them and the sponsoring organizations.

Organizations that I support include:

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving – national
  • Contra Costa Crisis Center – San Francisco Bay Area
  • Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation – San Francisco Bay Area
  • Everytown/Mothers Demand Action – California
  • Rizpah Network – Tennessee
  • Soulumination – associated with the Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • George Mark Children’s House – San Francisco Bay Area
  • Cancer Support Community – San Francisco Bay Area
  • Faces Not Forgotten – national