Bennett Hall

President and Creative Director




Business Image Group (BIG) is led by chief executive officer Bennett Hall, a veteran photographer with credits ranging from recording industry album covers to corporate exhibits. Hall has gained fame for his proficient manipulations of existing photographic work, using techniques such as hand-tinting, pre-Photoshop image composites and exotic darkroom manipulations.

As part of his work with BIG, Hall has directed art programs for artists and companies including rock stars Huey Lewis and the News and Chrysalis Records. Hall’s hand-cut composite image for Huey Lewis’ multi- platinum album “Sport” earned him international fame.

A San Francisco native, Bennett Hall has been an artist and photographer for more than twenty years, producing artwork ranging from album covers to corporate exhibits. The diversity of Hall’s creative work has earned him a reputation as an innovative artist who is proficient in both the traditional and digital photographic realms.

Trained as a fine art photographer, Hall began his career with conventional gallery exhibitions in New York, Washington and San Francisco. However, Hall soon turned his attention to the business world where he executed numerous fashion, portrait, product and architectural assignments.

In the early 1980s, Hall gained fame for his proficient manipulations of existing photographic work, using techniques such as hand-tinting, pre-Photoshop image composites and exotic darkroom manipulations. By the mid-eighties, Hall was directing art programs for various artists and companies, including Chrysalis Records and rock stars Huey Lewis and the News. His hand-cut composite image for Huey Lewis’ multi-platinum album “Sport” gained international fame.

In 1987, Hall began BIG, a design and exhibit firm specializing in the creation, organization and strategic deployment of visual images for corporations, hotels and hospitals. Hall’s company pioneered in the use of historical and community imagery for marketing purposes, employing images that express the mission and culture of his client organizations to increase sales and employee performance.

Over the past 20 years, BIG has created interpretive exhibits and marketing programs for clients that include Sheraton, Westin, Hyatt, Nestle Beverage Company, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., and Pacific Bell. Other key clients include Nordstrom, TriStar Pictures, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, San Jose Health Center and El Camino Hospital, UC Berkeley and the US District Courts.

Currently, Hall has been developing a comprehensive strategy for healthcare facilities in the deployment of visual messaging throughout their facilities.


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Hall's Studio Gallery, 1991-2001,
                                      Powell Street, San Francisco



                                            
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see this article about Bennett's involvement with the
"Powell Street Turnaround" project, which developed into the
"City-Center Partnership"
- the first San Francisco
Business Improvement District.