"Photography begins not in the camera but in the mind and the eye. The real work is one of noticing and appreciating, seeing things clearly and differently, and sharing that vision with others. I have developed my vision and my photographic craft in order to bring the beauty of nature to light in a fresh way that can inspire and nourish people." ~ Bill Atkinson
Through intimate landscapes and close-up details, Atkinson's photographs highlight and celebrate the wonders of nature.
By developing his skills as a photographer and a fine art printmaker, Bill Atkinson has been able to create expressive and archival photographs that faithfully share his experiences. Bill was a pioneer of digital printing technologies, including being a member of the original Macintosh team at Apple Computer, Atkinson designed much of the initial Macintosh user interface and wrote the original QuickDraw, MacPaint and HyperCard software.
In recent years, Atkinson has explored the miniature landscapes hidden within stones. By photographing cut and polished rocks he has created an extensive collection of evocative images that look more like abstract paintings than photographs. These photographs are featured in Atkinson's photography book, “Within the Stone.”