My Work Is About EXTENDING Photography

All Artwork on this website is Copyrighted by Bill Fink 2020

Over forty years ago I started developing what I now call Time and Matter Photography; pictures made entirely of nearly any material or matter. Unlike conventional photography using silver halide or inkjet, Time and Matter Photography creates a historical, collectible artifact that can posses the emotional, or spiritual based on the matter used. Pictures can be made entirely from the ashes of a loved one, hair, soil, or nearly any material. allowing ideas to be turned into photographic art that is defined in part by the material itself. A Time and Matter Photo can be made of the actual subject using the subjects own matter that is DNA/Biological, Geological, Chemical, or even products which makes photography extremely special.

My future artwork will include a series of pictures I took in Israel in 1981, but will be made entirely of soil from Israel.

The Earliest surviving Photograph is held by the Henry Ransom Center at
the University of Texas

Click here to visit Henry Ransom Center


  • The Niépce Heliograph was made in 1827

  • It is the earliest photograph produced with the aid of the cameraobscura known to survive today!



  •  In December 1827, Daguerre met Niépce in Paris.

  • In 1829, Niépce suggested to Daguerre that they create a partnership tocontribute to the development of the invention of heliography. A contract wassigned between them in December 1829. After Niépce’s death in 1833,Daguerre kept researching and later invented the daguerreotype, aphotographic process which was easier to make, and the exposure timeswere only of a few minutes. The daguerreotype became a success and madeDaguerre world famous.

  • WIKIPEDIA NOTES: The physautotype (from French, physautotype) was a photographic process, invented by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce and Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre in 1832

  • Daguerre introduced the daguerreotype process to the public on August 19, 1839, at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris. Later that year, Daguerre and Niépce’s son sold the rights for the daguerreotype to the French government and published a booklet describing the process.

Time and Matter Photograph

The first Time and Matter Photograph was made in 1991 by Bill Fink with the picture of Bob Christensen being made with his ashes.