William Vandever uses his gift of photography to capture the commonly missed, yet beautiful subtleties of the environment that surrounds us all. His utilization of light, shape, and texture capture his images in a way that explores their dynamism and evokes a new perception allowing one to view these subjects in a different manner.
Vandever received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, PA. He has worked as a fine arts photographer for 36 years and has had his own gallery for 30 years. The majority of his works are produced in black and white, with about 30% being color chromogenic prints. His size range varies from 16in. x 16.in up to 20in. x 30in. He processes all of his own black and white and color prints, and within the past 7 years he has exchanged his film photography for that of digital format, to which he continues to process, format, and print all of his own work limiting his prints to no more than 25 editions.
Within the past 29 years, Vandever’s work has been exhibited in private museums and state museums throughout the nation. His work has also been internationally recognized with pieces being placed in both national and international corporate and private collections. Vandever served as a professor of photography at the College of New Jersey from 1991 to 2003 and for the past 13 years has been teaching at a private school. During these past 13 years, he has also been the conductor of photography workshops in conjunction with Young Audiences of New Jersey.
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