Willis Bretz is a portrait and documentary photographer based in Reno, NV.  He earned a BA in history at Westminster College while also studying art and photography.  His passion for history is evident in his personal work as he explores moments of American history.  Most notable is his project, The Bucktails, in which he camped with and photographed Civil War reenactors over a period of six years.  

Not clinging solely to the past, his work also highlights subcultures and individuals with intriguing backgrounds.  Raised in rural western Pennsylvania, he is drawn to people and places that remind him of his small hometown.

He is available for advertising, documentary, editorial, and portrait projects.

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