“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
I was seriously considering trying his VC LED head, but asked him (offline) about the possibility of a non-smartphone interface. He was pretty adamant that if you wanted one of his heads, you were going to use his Bluetooth smartphone interface. He seemed a bit enamored over the novelty of writing software, I think.
I lost that novelty decades ago, but he appeared more interested in the software angle than the light source angle. All my attempts (and everyone else's in that thread he started) to convince him to offer a non-smartphone interface went nowhere. So I never pursued it any further and so no sale was made.
Another case of the high tech tail wagging the dog...
"They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."
— Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs