Projects tagged with ''Books''

GUTENBERG

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.

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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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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.

The Billiad

Billiad Cover

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 …

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Stories this camera could tell

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 …

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Watchung Booksellers

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 …

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Abecedarian Gallery

Crickets Title Page

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 …

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Herbert Katzman’s Glorious Skies

  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 …

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Shadow Catchers

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 …

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