The long-awaited book by Robert Balcomb, the protégé of William Mortensen, one of the most important pictorial photographers of the last century. In addition to the numerous photos and illustrations accompanying the text is a gallery of over 80 portraits, still lifes, and pictorials from Balcomb’s long career, and six Mortensen prints from Balcomb's personal collection — some being published for the first time.

Chapter topics include Balcomb's time studying with Mortensen in Laguna Beach, the WM Pigment Process, Paper Negatives, Prismatics, a discussion of Portraits vs. Pictorials, and "A Day with Jayne," about how Balcomb came to shoot the finest portrait ever taken of Jayne Mansfield.

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