"BERNSTEIN'S PHOTOS FROM STUDIO 54 AND OTHER BELOVED NIGHT CLUBS ARE A PAEAN TO JUDGEMENT-FREE SPACES IN TIMES OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UPHEAVAL"
THE NEW YORKER
"IN THE LATE 70'S, THE VILLAGE VOICE SENT A YOUNG BILL BERNSTEIN TO SHOOT AT STUDIO 54, AND HE LEFT WITH THE FIRST OF HIS IMAGES, NOW MYTHIC, OF DISCO AT ITS PEAK"
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"SOME REVOLUTIONARIES TAKE TO THE STREETS; OTHERS CHANGE THE WORLD FROM A DANCE FLOOR. IN THE LATE SEVENTIES, THANKS TO AN ASSIGNMENT FROM THE VILLAGE VOICE, PHOTOGRAPHER BILL BERNSTEIN BEGAN DOCUMENTING THE ROILING SPLENDOR OF NEW YORK'S NOW-LEGENDARY DISCOTHEQUES. STUDIO 54, ELECTRIC CIRCUS, CRISCO DISCO, AND HURRAH WEREN'T JUST SITES OF REVELRY AND EXCESS, THEY WERE SPACES OF LIBERATION, IMAGINATION, AND PRIDE, ALL PROPELLED BY A FOUR-ON-THE-FLOOR BEAT"
THE VILLAGE VOICE
"BILL BERNSTEIN'S INCREDIBLE PHOTOS OF THE NEW YORK DISCO SCENE WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO TIME TRAVEL TO THE SEVENTIES"
"BILL BERNSTEIN’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF DISCO’S GLORY YEARS CAPTURE THE ENERGY AND GLAMOUR OF NEW YORK’S 1970S NIGHTSPOTS”
“38 YEARS ON, HIS PHOTOS PLUNGE US BACK INTO THE EPICENTRE OF THAT HEADY MUSICAL EPOCH”
"THE GLAMOUR OF THE 70'S HAS ONLY GROWN AS IT FADED INTO MEMORY AND PHOTOGRAPHER BILL BERNSTEIN WAS THERE TO CAPTURE IT ALL"
"BERNSTEIN “CAPTURED THE DANCERS, THE POSERS AND THE WATCHERS AT STUDIO 54, THE PARADISE GARAGE, MUDD CLUB, HURRAH AND GG’S BARNUM ROOM AND THE PHOTOGRAPHS ILLUSTRATE A VIBRANT MICROCOSM OF SOCIAL CHANGE”
"BERNSTEIN CAPTURED THE REAL FACES OF DISCO"
“WHILE THERE HAVE BEEN SUBSEQUENT BOOKS FROM OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS, NONE HAVE CAPTURED NEW YORK DISCO IN ALL ITS GLORIOUS DIVERSITY QUITE LIKE BERNSTEIN”
JOCKS & NERDS
"THESE SHOTS CAPTURE THE VERY ESSENCE OF WHAT GOING OUT WAS, IS, AND SHOULD BE, ALL ABOUT. THEY SHOWED THE TRUE DEMOCRACY OF THE DANCE FLOOR WHERE ANYONE COULD BE A STAR, AS LONG AS THEY HAD THE RIGHT ATTITUDE AND FLAIR"
NEXT MAGAZINE (JAMES HILLARD)
KELLY HANSEN, Lead Singer, Foreigner
Bill is one of those guys who just gets it. As many photo fads come & go, one thing doesn't change. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A GREAT EYE, AND BILL HAS ONE OF THE BEST! He'll make you work hard, but the results will be fantastic!
JOANNA BREITSTEIN, Executive Director, Global Communications, Merck
I've had the pleasure of working with Bill Bernstein for the past decade, and could not recommend him highly enough. BILL IS A MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY but is also, perhaps equally important, a master in the art of working with people. Bill makes even the busiest executive relax, unwind, and even enjoy the session. In my experience, this makes for unique portraits that have impact and never disappoint--the real reason I choose to hire Bill again and again.
MARY ANN ONDISH, Director, Corporate Communications, Celgene Corporation
It is my privilege to highly recommend Bill Bernstein for your photographic needs. I seriously wish we had the need for a full time photographer at my company, because I would pay Bill whatever he wanted to come work for us exclusively. HE IS A "RARE FIND" IN A VENDOR IN THAT HE IMMEDIATELY "GETS IT", pitches in, needs no supervision and continues to contribute after delivering the final product. His meticulous attention to detail means he will ensure YOUR final product has the best shots - Bill takes it upon himself to proof draft materials to make sure we didn't miss a great shot. As a bonus, he is a true "people person". Please, contact me if you'd like to know more.
PHIL CARSON, Manager of Foreigner
Bill's style and professionalism are only matched by his friendly hands on approach to all that he does. HIS LOGISTICAL ORGANIZATION AND DELIVERY OF FINISHED PRODUCT ALWAYS EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS.
JEFF BURGER, Magazine Editor, Business Jet Traveler
I've worked with Bill Bernstein numerous times and his work has been consistently great. He puts subjects at ease quickly and never fails to deliver first-rate and highly creative results. He's also fun to work with and 100 percent dependable. I've dealt with many, many photographers in my 40 years in journalism and THEY DON'T GET ANY BETTER THAN BILL.
CHARLES KLIMENT, Owner, KAJA circle, LLC
Bill's easy going personal style instantly makes subjects feel at ease and allows him to capture portraits that are as natural as they are beautiful. I have had the opportunity to work with Bill in many different capacities and have seen him shoot in various environments and THE RESULTS ARE ALWAYS STUNNING. Bill is equally well versed in documentary photography as he is in portraiture - in both styles, it is his attention to detail that makes the final product so special. Working with Bill is always a pleasure.
ERIN PORTMAN, PR CONSULTANT
We first found Bill when he did a photo shoot of one of our executives for Business Jet Traveler. She was so impressed we immediately hired him to do a private session. THE RESULTING IMAGES WERE FANTASTIC and everyone was thrilled. I'll definitely use for our next photo project and highly recommend him to others.
CAREY WALLACE, WRITER AT CAREY WALLACE
Bill Bernstein's work speaks for itself, but what you can't see simply from the enormously high quality of his photographs is that he is also an ENTHUSIASTIC, INTELLIGENT, GENEROUS, CONSCIENTIOUS MAN--and a lot of fun to work with. I worked with him on a project for the Bowery Mission, writing text to accompany his haunting images of homeless men and women--a project which he conceived and spearheaded on a volunteer basis, after being deeply touched by his meetings with them during visits to the Mission. During the course of the project he was both a consummate professional and deeply decent person. I'd highly recommend him for any future work.