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Bill Westheimer

West Orange, New Jersey, USA



leather, half-plate collodion wet-plate ambrotype, waxed salted-paper prints

7 ¾ x 5 ¼ x 1 ¼

© 2011


Crickets is a collaboration with poet and book maker Leonard Seastone and is published by Tideline Press.

The hand-made book features a leather cover incorporating a half-plate collodion wet-plate ambrotype. The 24 page interior is letter press printing on waxed salted-paper prints with 14 images and poems by Leonard Seastone. Price includes a clamshell box.



leather, Hahnemuhle Duo paper

3 x 2 ½ x 1 ¼

© 2011


The accordion fold book comes in a leather compression. The book design is a collaboration with Leonard Seastone of Tideline Press. The images are archivally printed by me using an Epson 9600 printer and Hahnemuhle Duo paper.

Bill Westheimer a born experimenter Bill Westheimer was raised in Cincinnati and began playing with photographic processes at age 14. He was introduced to the magic of the darkroom in the mid 1960’s and has never looked back at the conventional, average, normal, and routine approaches to image making.

Bill lives and works in West Orange, New Jersey in a converted 1885 carriage house that includes a modern darkroom and digital printing studio.

Recent work includes photograms made on collodion glass plates, Ilfochrome and gelatin silver media. He collaborated on a camera obscura project with Charles Schwartz documenting the city of New York, and has recently published several books: Momento, Oddyssey – The Billiad and Manual – The Personalities of Hands. His works are exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.