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Along the Water's Edge: The photographs of Tim Wolcott

Big Bear Lake Gallery owner and fine art photographer, Tim Wolcott, has today announced the availability of his new book, Along the Water's Edge. With essays by Michael Reichmann publisher of the Luminous Landscape website and writer Matthew Jaffe, formerly senior writer at Sunset Magazine, Along the Water's Edge features striking photographs taken over the last 20 years of some of America's most beguiling lakes, rivers, waterfalls and oceans.

Big Bear Lake, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2009 -- Along the Water's Edge, published by the Gallery of the American Landscape, is a volume of exceptional photographs made over the past twenty years. Timothy Wolcott, a fine art landscape photographer and pioneer in pigment photography, has captured images of rivers, streams, waterfalls and oceans like you have never seen them. Shooting with medium and large format camera systems, Wolcott's talents for composition and timing evoke the elusive spirit of a place.

Tim is considered one of the world's most eco-friendly photographers. He was a co-inventor of Evercolor, the first environmentally sound and virtually non-fading photo printing process. He also pioneered inkjet printing and has served as head consultant for the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress where his photographs have been exhibited. They are also on display at his own gallery, Big Bear Lake Gallery, which was designed in 1996 -- the world's first gallery utilizing exclusively eco-friendly processes including all archival and eco-friendly framing and matting.

Along the Water's Edge, is an eco-friendly book using only FSC certified paper. Each carefully selected image has been printed to match tonal range of the shadows, brilliant highlights, and luminous color of Wolcott's hand-crafted exhibition prints. A hexachrome printing process was used to render each image's richly saturated color and subtle detail.

The images in this book were captured during the past 20 years and represent hundreds of thousands of miles traveled and hours of patient searching for the perfect location, the perfect moment, the perfect light. The book includes a complete list of equipment and technical information.

Many of the original photographs comprising the book's 79 images have been exhibited in museums, private corporations and fine art galleries worldwide. Wolcott's work is represented in exhibits at Smithsonian, Library of Congress, Photography West and other Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) galleries worldwide.

Copyright, Tim Wolcott

Along the Water's Edge is available now in three versions via the web site at:

Museum Edition with Exhibition Print -- First edition of 500 signed and numbered hardbound books in a handcrafted slipcase with a hand made exhibition print signed and numbered by the artist $250

Collector's Book Edition -- First edition of 500 signed and numbered hardbound books $150

Trade Edition -- First edition hardbound book $50

About Tim Wolcott

Tim Wolcott is a master landscape photographer and eco-friendly artist. Owner of Big Bear Lake Gallery (, Wolcott belongs to a tradition of American innovation. His ancestor Alexander Wolcott received the first patent for a camera in America and created the first photography exhibition in 1840 and owned the as the first studio.

Although as Wolcott describes it, photography is less about technology than about the light that creates the image, Wolcott credits Copenhagen-based Phase One ( with technical innovations that have permitted him to capture a much wider range of light with beautiful shadow detail and rich white highlights that renders extremely rich colors previously not possible with other camera systems. It's this combination of shooting styles - mixing the old and the new - that allows him to produce such superior imagery. In the end, he declares, "There are no short cuts. Great photography requires understanding light and composition, vision and patience - simple discipline - simple but never easy."

As an inventor working with the Evercolor group in 1991, he helped design the world's first eco-friendly process - using no chemicals or heavy metals -- for color photographic prints. To this day no other process has beaten its longevity (250 years with 10% fade). Tim started working with inkjet technology in 1996, trying to make the first pigment inkjet photographs. And in 1995, he helped make the first paper for the process. Since then he continues to help design the right pigments, papers or coatings for what fine art photographers are using today and in the future.


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