About the Author
Bill Westheimer's photography is exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. He has published several books featuring his own special way of looking at portraiture and photography. The Manual Project is the subject of MANUAL his book of portraits of 50 people featuring their hands rather than their faces. . He has been fascinated with alternative processes since making his first photograph at age 14, including experiments in holography, solarization, and high contrast imagery. His Recent work includes photograms made on collodion glass plates, Ilfochrome and silver gelatin media. He collaborated with Charles Schwartz using a camera obscura to photograph New York City. Bill lives and works in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey in a converted 1885 carriage house that includes a modern darkroom and a digital printing studio.