Yucca Detail, California $475

silver gelatin print 25 x 21 .25

 

William Lemke

William Lemke's interest in landscapes began with the many trips he took with his family growing up in the 1960s; typically trips out west. Through these trips he developed a great appreciation for the beauty offered in unique plants, water, and rock formations. While in high school, Lemke took his first graphic arts class which included a unit on photography. This class forever changed Lemke's life; He knew his career and his life would be spent making photographs. He went on to study photography first formally, then informally while he gained experience in both fine art and commercial photography.

Lemke chooses to work in black and white because it encourages him and the viewer to concentrate on texture, tonality and the emotional qualities of light. His images are created either by using a 4"x5" or 8"10" film camera.  This is followed by traditional, however tedious, photographic dark room processes, making silver gelatin prints. Each print is individually exposed and hand procsesed following archival standards set forth by Ansel Adams. 

All prints are photographed, developed, mounted, matted and framed by Lemke - to maintain museum standards. Lemke's ultimate goal is to inspire viewers to develop a deep appreciation for nature and a desire to preserve and protect our environment.


Current Works

Four Chairs,  Chateau de Bonaguil, France $475

silver gelatin print 29.25 x 23.25

Plants, France

$400

Church #3 San Simon $475

silver gelatin print

Cart in the Church $475 silver gelatin print 23.25 x 29.25

Cart in the Church $475

silver gelatin print 23.25 x 29.25

Plants, France $400

Plants, France

$400

Church Window $475 silver gelatin print 29.25 x 23.25

Church Window $475

silver gelatin print 29.25 x 23.25

Pan Man, Luxor, Egypt $475

silver gelatin print 23.25 x 29.25

Joshua Tree $475

silver gelatin print

Sea Stack and River $475

silver gelatin print

Alabama Hills and Mt. Alta $475

silver gelatin print

Morning Frost Yellowstone $475

silver gelatin print

Trees Taiwan $475

silver gelatin print


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