At this time my website is limited to introducing you to my new book, A Voyage of Light. This book is a culmination of my thirty five years of photographic work.
My interest in fine art black and white photography began after the first of three workshops with Ansel Adams in 1974. To be able to be with Mr. Adams along with other great masters such as Brett Weston and Morely Baer was inspiration enough to continue my work for all these years. I have not converted to digital and all work
in the book is from either 4X5 or 2 1/4 X 2 3/4 film negatives. Printed by Dual Graphics in the Fultone Staccato process with the supervision of David Gray Gardner. This process captures the full tonal values of an original print. This is state of the art reproduction and also the most costly. No compromise was made with the production of this book.
The book has 88 pages with 65 illustrations. Limited to an edition of 500, hard bound, linen covered with dust jacket, 10 X 12. Regular Edition $65.00.
I also have a Special Edition limited to one hundred copies, signed and numbered. This edition will include the book and choice of one of the three prints shown. The print is 8X10 mounted to 14X17, is a silver print made by me in my darkroom. The price for the Special Edition is $150.
My previous Edition was $250 with an 11X14 print. As you can see this is a savings to you of $100 from the first offer and making the print $50 less and the book at a cost of $50.
The book also contains a section devoted to the Zone System that will give one a start to understanding exposure and development as well as choices of the types of equipment, both camera and darkroom. I believe that even if you are familiar with the Zone System you will find information that can simplify your work.
Black and White Magazine-Book Review:
It was at an Ansel Adams workshop in Yosemite in 1974 that William L. Thomas became a true photographer, beginning a life of worldwide travel and discovery--with light as his guide.In a most charming introduction Thomas recounts his time with Adams, Morley Baer and Brett Weston, and discusses Adams' philosophical as well as technical influence upon his work. These gorgeous images,which reveal Thomas as a truly remarkable printer, are stunning in their rich detail. Printed in a traditional darkroom, they literally radiate with the brilliance of light. Thomas found through his lens abstract forms in the shadows of rocks,or painted on walls, in architectural studies with graphic sensibility. Thomas' larger vistas and landscapes suggests the power of place--a wonderful legacy from Adams.
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