The Gutenberg series of 3D printed books deals with the evolution of books and how knowledge has been distributed in the past and 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.
Projects tagged with ''books''
Buggy-Crickets Behind The Scenes
How to make Crickets Making Salted Paper Prints for Crickets
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.
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.
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.
Original photographs are 35mm color negatives and all images have been scanned at high resolution and available as enlarged limited edition digital prints.
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.
Digital prints of the Camera Obscura images of New York City
Together Charles Schwartz and Bill Westheimer explored the city of New York on the upper east side of Manhattan using a Camera Obscura. These pictures reveal the city through the unique viewpoint of the camera obscura and record the images digitally. The Camera Obscura's location is fixed, yet it provides an ever changing view of the city's activities, architecture and landscape. The images use the pre-photographic camera obscura technology combined with post-photographic digital capture to create a timeless view of New York. The digital camera instantly captures the ephemeral projections in a clear crisp reality that transports the viewer into other worlds.
Blog posts tagged with ''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.
Making a Sunbeam
A recipe for a Silver Sunbeam – A glimpse at how I made a 21st century edition of the classic 19th century book of photographic techniques. John Towler’s 1864 “Silver Sunbeam” was a revolutionary book that shared recipes for making those very new and magical things called photographs. The PDF of the 1864 edition The …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Gallery Director’s Choice at Abecedarian Gallery
See some amazing handmade artists’ books – including my 3D printed books “MANUAL” and “Wm. S.” The Complete Works of William Shakespeare at Abecedarian Gallery at 910 Santa Fe Drive in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District curated by Alicia Bailey. The show opens This Friday November 7.
Jay Maisel: New York in the 50’s
Jay Maisel is known for his lush color images of the world, but his newest book is black and white photographs of New York in the 1950’s. He has been prowling New York capturing the pulse of the city longer than most photographers have been alive. He is still out there photographing New York with …
The 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 …
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 …