Bill Ziegler, aka “Wild Bill” is the owner of Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Center in Middletown, a store that sells an incredible cluttered diversity of pop culture collectibles from the last fifty years. Vibrant graphics of pop icons adorn the exterior of the building along with a 60s VW Beetle, the world’s largest Jack-in-The-Box popping out of an old silo and possibly even the world’s largest bobbing head doll (Guinness Book doesn’t have a category for that one yet).
Even though bright mid-day sunlight is my least favorite part of day to photograph people, the position of the store’s front dictated the time. An additional portable strobe was used to fill in the harsh light.
Wild Bill was photographed for Distinctive Directories, a publisher of regional business directories throughout Connecticut.