Projects tagged with ''Books''

Manual Project Books

Manual interior page

MANUAL: The Personalities of Hands is a book of portraits with a twist: personal stories and private secrets told through images of hands. Readers witness the diverse range of humanity through photographs and photograms of hands rather than traditional pictures of faces. The photographs also make up a fine art exhibition. Bill Westheimer has captured …

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Momento

2007-2009

4.25"x5.5" Collodion Wet-Plate on Glass and Aluminum, 8"x10" Silver-Gelatin prints, Digital Prints

MOMENTO is a collection of human experiences and the technological dreams triggered by our cameras.  The cameras capture our experience in mere fractions of seconds, but the cameras themselves endure to reflect the technology and aspirations of their eras.  The memories we connect to the cameras are significant, sentimental and cherished. 

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Billiad

2013

Original digital photos are available as limited edition digital pigment prints

If you could have a world named after you - what would it look like?
The Billiad is about what one man discovers when the dream becomes a reality. When this guy from New Jersey via Cincinnati, Schenectady,  Aspen, and New York City does find his own world, locates his slice of heaven, that place with his very own name, what will the reality be? “Careful what you wish for.” If it really is MY world, would I want it to be like Westheimer Road in Houston, Texas?
The Billiad was my trip to that special place.

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Manual Project

2005-2014

Wet-Plate Collodion, Silver-Gelatin Photograms, Salted Paper Prints, Digital Pigment Prints, 3D printed PLA Resin sculptures, Artist Books, Trade Edition Book, salted paper prints 10"x8", digital prints 15"x22" and 40x52", sculptures up to 5x8"

MANUAL is a collection of portraits of people from diverse backgrounds, occupations, ages, and cultures from around the globe. In each hand portrait is a study of the person’s dominant hand, revealing evidence of how they have lived, who they are, and what they may become. It is a collaboration between photographer and subject to expose their hands and their personalities. Without the distraction of faces, these images become honest and deeply perceptive portraits, reflecting the lifestyle, habits, and sensitivity of each subject.

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Buggy & Crickets

2001-2011

Buggy is a series of collodion wet-plate photograms on glass or aluminum. Most are 4.24" x 5.5"

The insects are placed directly on the plate or in the enlarger and projected on the plate.  The cricket photograms were made for the limited edition handmade artist book "Crickets" - a collaboration with Leonard Seastone of Tideline Press.

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Gutenberg

2014 - ongoing

3D printed artist books/sculptures of photography and text. PLA resin, digital prints on paper, USB drives, fabric, wood, found objects, pens, pencils, cameras - various sizes 2"x3" up to 8"x5" - some are edition 1 of 1 others are in editions of 10

The Gutenberg series of 3D printed books deals with the evolution of books and how knowledge may be distributed in the future. The content of these 3D printed books cannot be accessed – it is sealed inside the PLA resin binding. You must destroy the book to read the book. These books require the viewer/reader to trust the artist - is the content really in there or not? You can see something is inside but you don't know if it is really as the artist claims. Much of the artwork which is bought and sold requires trust in the artist and the dealer, and these books expand upon that leap of faith.

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Blog posts tagged with ''Books''

Tag: Books

Recommended books which I find interesting or that I have created. A book is a medium for recording information in the form of writing or images, typically composed of many pages (made of papyrus, parchment, vellum, or paper) bound together and protected by a cover.

Open a Vein

“There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” (said to be from Ernest Hemingway, but the quote has been attributed to others and the source probably predates Hemingway.) Regardless of who said it, the sentiment is real. Writing isn’t hard, but writing well is very hard. …

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Developing “Undeveloped”

Making “Undeveloped” – a recent 3D printed artist book – required a bunch of experiments and changes. I can usually see some of the problems and some of the ways I can improve the piece in the digital stages, during the CAD design in Tinkercad or in the slicing in Simplify3D. But sometimes when the …

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Film, I shall miss you, R.I.P.

Actually, I don’t miss film at all.  I love digital photography and carry a real digital camera (not just a phone camera) on my belt all day, every day.  When I do want to shoot analog I go back to the 1860’s and do wet-plate collodion pictures.  I am perfectly happy to skip the 20th …

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Dead tree books

I feel like I might be the last person who is reading words on paper.  I like the newspaper, I love books (I even love e-books) I love holding a real old fashioned paper book of words and pictures.  But the pace of change in the publishing world is dizzying. My recent 3D printed book …

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AIPAD 2015

Ezekiel Hawkins - Portrait of Jaguar Tamer

I’ll be back at AIPAD April 16-19 at the Park Avenue Armory at 643 Park Avenue between 65th & 66th Streets.  The annual art fair of the Association of International Photography Dealers is a highlight of my year. A whirlwind opportunity to see great photography old and new, see old friends, meet new friends, and …

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The Art of War

Art-of-War

A classic of ancient Chinese literature Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” takes a new form in my 3D printed edition. This 3D printed book is 5″ x 3.875″ x 1.125″ printed in translucent PLA resin and contains the text of “The Art of War” on a USB flash drive and plastic toy soldiers.  There …

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AIPAD 2014

Manual 3D printed Book

Please visit me in Charles Schwartz Ltd.’s booth #409 at AIPAD this week at the Park Avenue Armory on Park Ave. between 66th & 67th Sts.  I will be there from the Gala Wednesday April 9th (5-9pm) and all week through the weekend showing my 3D printed photo books.  They will be an interesting 21st …

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