Impressions of Light - Deluxe Edition

Impressions of Light - Deluxe Edition

 

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Thoughts about Impressions of Light:

Throughout my career, I have been seeking to inspire passion for the natural world and convey my emotional response to the subjects I photograph - that of awe and wonder. In 2005, when I learned a new way for me to convey such an emotional response by the use of camera movement during exposure, I began creating a new body of work entitled Impressions of Light. Inspired by color photographers Ernst Haas and Freeman Patterson, and of course the great Impressionistic painters, this work is simply another way to depict the deeply moving beauty I see in Nature.

The most important aspect of my approach to creating these images is that they are all single exposures created with camera motion only. Having seen other techniques used, such as multiple exposure methods, I find the single exposure approach works best for the mood I wish to create. The resulting images have an organic and painterly look. Other approaches often look heavily manipulated or Photoshopped, while my style is to paint with the actual textures, light and color I see in front of my camera. No major post-processing manipulation has been applied beyond basic digital darkroom techniques such as contrast and color saturation control.

I’m simply trying to stretch creatively, not just to be different but also to find new ways to express what I’ve been trying to show all along—the beauty of nature. It may sound trite, but that’s still what motivates my photographic explorations. In order to both survive and grow as an artist, I have found it important to push myself in new directions, in other words, to evolve. Success towards this goal cannot be achieved passively, but it must be sought out. I have tried to adhere to the concept that as an artist, one should always question one’s own preconceived notions!


My goal is to remove context within a landscape, distilling down to its essence, in order to convey the energy of a subject or scene in a fresh way, much as snow simplifies the land.

For me, these images deflect the mind’s tendency to dwell on the concrete issues of place and name when viewing a subject. The spirit of a place or an object can be more strongly conveyed.
What others are saying:

"My friend, Bill Neill...has long followed his own drummer in his work...He strives to go deeper than a quick shot of a beautiful scene, looking for images that connect people with nature in different ways.

...He has created a striking body of work that has a spiritual quality, I believe, that goes beyond simple identification with a specific scene...This is a stunning group of photos that I think can inspire anyone who loves photography and nature. Don't expect to see the "usual" in nature photos, though - you can expect the extraordinary. This book is about light, color and how they play out in nature."

-Rob Sheppard, Editor at Large
Outdoor Photographer Magazine



"William Neill is one of the most talented landscape and nature photographers working...today. I am a huge fan of his work..."
-Michael H. Reichmann,
The Luminous Landscape

Impressions of Light - Deluxe Edition

13x11in Hardbound Deluxe Edition with 6x9in Special Edition Print matted to 11x14in.
100 pages, 69 Photographs


Please select which print to include with your copy of Impressions of Light, Deluxe Edition
The images can be viewed here.


$150.00 USD


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Also available as a high resolution digital edition eBook.

I am excited to announce the publication of my new book, Impressions of Light. Due to popular demand following the release of the Digital Edition, we have created a hardbound version! I have been working on this series since 2005, and it is rewarding to have finally produced a portfolio of my favorite images as a large format, hardbound edition. The book design and images included are the same as the Digital Edition. This book is a true coffee table collectible Edition and I will be happy to sign it for you!

The book includes 69 images beautifully reproduced and bound on 100-pound text silk-finish premium paper. The book dimensions are 13 x 11 inches. I am very pleased with the quality of the reproductions. The book is available as part of a deluxe edition package only. An original print on fine art watercolor paper, matted and mounted on archival museum board, will also be included with the purchase of the Impressions of Light book.

I am making nine prints available from which you can choose. You will be able to select from one the images below. Each print will be initialed by me. The prints will be printed on my Canon IPF 6100 on high quality watercolor paper using highly archival Lucia pigment inks. The image size is 6 x 9 inches mounted and overmatted to 11 x 14 inches on archival museum board.

The book includes an essay that I've written that discusses how I came to create this body of work and the process of creating the images. At the back of Impressions of Light, I have included technical information for each image in a section entitled "Photographic Information". This section is intended to give photographers insight regarding the techniques employed to create each image, as well as what equipment was used.

To purchase this Deluxe Edition book, just click on the "Buy Now" PayPal link below for a secure and easy e-shopping transaction, using either a PayPal account (if you have one) or a credit card if you prefer. The drop down menu allows you to select the title of the print you wish to have included with the book.

Choose one of the nine images below to be included with your purchase of Impressions of Light, deluxe edition. Each image is printed to 6"x9" on Fine Art Watercolor Paper, matted and mounted to 11"x14" on archival museum board.
(click on an image below for a larger preview)

Giant Sequoias, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California 2007

Giant Sequoias, Mariposa Grove,
Yosemite National Park, California 2007



Carp, Bronx Zoo, New York 2006

Carp, Bronx Zoo,
New York 2006



Foothills, Table Mountain, California 2007

Foothills, Table Mountain,
California 2007



Yellow Forest #3, Watchtung Reservation, New Jersey 2006

Yellow Forest #3, Watchtung Reservation,
New Jersey 2006



Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California 2006

Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park,
California 2006



Winter Forest, Yosemite National Park, California 2007

Winter Forest, Yosemite National Park,
California 2007



Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California 2007

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park,
California 2007



Forest Reflections, Manzanita Lake, California 2007

Forest reflections, Manzanita Lake,
California 2007



Iris Impression #4

Iris Impression #4

 

Please select which print to include with your copy of Impressions of Light, Deluxe Edition
The images can be viewed here.


$150.00 USD


Book Signature Options


Buy Now using either a PayPal account or Credit Card.

100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase please email me at
wneill [at] sti.net for a replacement or full refund.

 
For purchases requiring overseas shipping, e-mail me at
wneill [at] sti.net for a price quote.


 

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Impressions of Light sample spread pgs 12-13Impressions of Light sample spread pgs 68-69Impressions of Light sample spread Photo Notes

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