As one might imagine, a family of photographers probably has some of its
roots in the technical manuals and artist photographers of the day.
These books could be considered reference material for the different
generations, primarily in regards to Byrd Williams III and Byrd Williams
IV. As photography became one of the new modern art mediums, the desire
to define creative photography was also helpful in choosing which path
to take as an artist. Both Byrd Williams III and Byrd Williams IV have
sought to make meaningful images; these books, especially the artist
books, were in many ways, a starting point for finding their own paths.