I would share that I recently reencountered the work of Charles Phillips. I am always in awe when I see his work. For those who have not encountered his work, he is a student of Ansel Adams, having studied under Ansel for two years back in the 70's.
Charles is a wilderness photographer who works in 8X10 black and white and enlarges his work. He has developed a system of masking the camera negative with very precise methods that allow so much more information to be imparted to the print. His prints carry an openess and realism that I have not seen on anyone elses works. His process entails up to seven weeks in creating printing masks before the first image is printed. Talk about dedication!!! I encourage all who have the opportunity to see his work to do so.