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''
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''
I have completed The BILLIAD! The sequel to ODDYSSEY is about my exploration of Westheimer Road in Houston Texas. 27 miles of ego trip condensed into a 100 page book with 67 photographs. I spent 3 days in March 2013 traveling the gauntlet of Westheimer Road photographing myself with all things Westheimer. If you could …
A Leica owned by legendary Life Magazine photographer David Douglas Duncan sold for €1.68 million ($2.19 million) in Austria. Duncan was best known for his friendship with Pablo Picasso that grew out of his project to photograph the great artist. Duncan will be 97 on January 23, 2013. Duncan is an amazing character who pursued …
Elizabeth Oguss of The Montclair Times writes about my book Manual and the book signing this Saturday October 22 at 1pm at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street in Upper Montclair http://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/132220423_Bill_Westheimer_shows_off_his_handiwork.html
On Saturday October 22 at 1pm I will be on hand signing books. (sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun) and making hand shadows that look like Elvis. OK, maybe only one of those two things will happen. Please come by to say hello and see which one is real. I will be signing all four …
Upper Montclair NJ’s delightful independent bookshop Watchung Booksellers is now selling my books. Located at 54 Fairfield St. in Upper Montclair, Watchung Booksellers is a community institution that has a great selection of books and a helpful pleasant staff who can talk about books and find what you want. They have on hand signed copies …
Update: Unfortunately the gallery is closed. For exhibition, acquisition, or publishing information please contact the artist. Abecedarian Gallery in Denver CO was selling my books. It is now a virtual gallery and Alicia Bailey curates shows in other locations. Alicia Bailey‘s wonderful gallery located at 910 Santa Fe St. in Denver’s Santa Fe gallery district …
Come to the 2011 AIPAD Photography Show at the Park Avenue Armory to see CRICKETS – my new book collaboration created with the amazing book maker Leonard Seastone. I will be showing the book at Charles Schwartz Ltd. – Booth 216. I Plan to be on hand most of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday March 17-19. …
You missed it! But I caught the show at the last minute: Herbert Katzman’s dramatic paintings of the landscape of New York City at the Museum of the City of New York. from the mcny.org website: Herbert Katzman (1923 – 2004) produced some of the most lyrical, contemporary representations of New York City, his …
Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography is a fascinating and beautiful book about 5 artists who make photograms. Written by Martin Barnes the book features work by Floris Neusüss, Pierre Cordier, Susan Derges, Garry Fabian Miller, and Adam Fuss. The book is more than just beautiful reproductions of their pictures there is ample reading about each artist’s …
A new edition of my Llewellyn Park 1857-2007 Album comparing the original 1857 photos to modern images of the same spots is now available at Blurb.com for $34.95 Llewellyn Park 1857-2007 by Bill Westheimer | –