Large Format Photography in The Magic Sign book - "The Mirage Volcano"; five single one second exposures on large format 4x5 sheet film over a period of three minutes captured the paced fire events of the "Mirage Volcano" scene with all the light and action into a single image; digital restoration and the digital ink transfer print exhibited in the "Fifty Years of Fabulous Neon" Las Vegas show by Bill; limited edition prints still available; from set "The Magic Sign ..."
Large Format Photography in "The Magic Sign" Book - "The Aladdin Porte Cochere"; a total of five single one/half second exposures on large format 4x5 sheet film over a period of two minutes; for Ad Art Signs Inc and designer Charles F Barnard; digital restoration and the digital ink transfer print exhibited in the "Fifty Years of Fabulous Neon" Las Vegas show of Bill's works; this is now the site of the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino; limited edition prints still available; from set "The Magic Sign ..."
Photographic Art and Creative Digital Editing - "Toll Plaza"; a total of five independant one second exposures on large format 4x5 sheet film over a period of one minute composed and "painted" the scene with existing light; limited edition prints still available; from set "Color and Light"
High Dynamic Range Photography - "Interior Design Photograph"; several digital and bracketed exposures in existing light to make up one "high dynamic range" image in Adobe Photoshop; Designer Nanae Nakahara, CKD CBD; from set "High Dynamic Range"
Photographic Art and Creative Digital Editing - "Twilight at the Little Sign That Could"; world renown electric logo designed by Betty Willis more than fifty years ago the subject for this foreshortened telephoto view, a 35mm film exposure enhanced with more than 50 "digital pieces" of images looking North into the famed Las Vegas Strip for this definitive icon and for the digital ink transfer print exhibited in the "Fifty Years of Fabulous Neon" exhibition and awards event; limited edition prints signed by Betty Willis still available
Location Photography in "San Francisco..." Book - "The Three Tenors in San Francisco"; the three hefties in the foreground were like opera singers in this across view looking into San Francisco's famed Pier 39 where natural sea life has taken over the boat docks; a digital ink transfer print of this image exhibited at the "Color & Light" show; from set "San Francisco Sights ..."
Design and Hand Rendered Presentations / Shakespeare's Hamlet - Scaled model for Hamlet "design" at 1/2" scale; model positioned into a miniature scaled "theater" with hand painted background, special lighting and then photographed; figures recently added for this view
Design and Hand Rendered Presentations / Stage Design - Top, my design for the Berkeley High School production of a "Wild West" comedy with a classic "American Western Town" theme, "Golpher Gulch"; with cast members during a rehersal; lower, the set without the cast
Photographic Montage - Montage, multiple single images of original photographs and collected objects used in this creative, multi-layered Photoshop effort; aproximately 50" x 40"; one can read the copy in the various newspapers; inspired by the Paul Simon song, "An American Tune"; the chaos of American events placed in graphic order with homage to The World Trade Center, San Francisco Firefighters, artist Salvador Dali, Sputnik and the first footprint on the moon
Photographic Montage - "Las Vegas Canvas"; a montage using many of my favorite large format 4x5 images of Las Vegas neon icons; see set "Montage and Photo Compositing"; fully copyrighted
Fine Art Silk Screen Printing - "Star in San Francisco"; an original silk screen print in an edition of 135, conceived and executed by Bill; all stencils hand cut with Xacto; inspired by his 35mm film exposure and the dynamic challenge of the picture's split-fountain color blend in perspective (detail from the full facade of the "Star Sheet Metal Plumbing and Heating" company); prints are still available; from set "Screen Prints and Printing"
Photographic Montage - One 35mm slide transparency and three 35mm B&W film exposures used to create this multi layered Photoshop work simply titled "Unbraided" of my dear friend Yolanda Arrechea and a San Diego Borrego Springs Dessert landscape image
Digital Design and Presentation - Digital design and drawing of the three sided pylon sign for the presentation to the buyers; it sold and won second place honors in the National Design Contest held annually by the trade's 'Signs of the Times'; drawing is typically 11x17; see set "Design and Digital Presentation" to view a photograph of the actual sign
Digital Design and Presentation - Digital design drawing and photo composite rendering for sales presentation for Burger King Japan; this location is one of forty-one locations fully branded in this campaign; all the digital drawings were completed in both western and metric nomenclature for Burger King's initial thrust into the Japanese market; a change-over from existing "Love" locations; see set "Digital Design and Presentation" to view a photograph of the finished signs
Print and Publications - Clos St Thomas Wine Label; start to finsh all art from concept to camera ready; a wine label which included a composite photograph from original 35 mm film exposures for a Trader Joes buy out of a premium wine; thank you Tom Keller and your affiliiation with the wine industry; from set "Print and Publications"
Cover Photo for a Premier Industry Magazine - During Bill's corporate photography career in the electric signage industry he was fortunate to have numerous works published on the covers of the two leading industry standard magazines as chosen winners in the annual nationwide contests; from set "Print and Publications"
Hand Rendered Design and Presentations - "Blockbuster Video"; top, hand-rendered design and presentation art for the presentation to the client and the city's design revue board; bottom, the photograph of a typical Blockbuster Video design installed; from set "Design and Hand Rendered Presentations"
Hand Rendered Design and Presentations - "Rainbow Records, Emeryville"; top, hand-rendered design and presentation art for the sales presentation to the client; bottom, the photograph of this award-winning design installed; fourth place winner in the National Design Contest held annually by the trade's "Signs of the Times"; from set "Design and Hand Rendered Presentations"
Oil Painting - "Atomic Melancholia"; hand painted oil on canvas; aproximately 12" x 18"; a vision of myself lost in a landscape of nuclear winter, after Salvador Dali
Oil Painting - Hand painted oil on canvas; aproximately 24" x 18"; essentially, a study of pink and white stripes and the artist's favorite pitcher and bowl; in the collection of Mrs. Ronald Piszar, my sister; limited edition prints available; the original pitcher and bowl in the collection of Mr and Mrs Richard Hannapple, Mom and Dad