Monday, February 2, 2009

photogravure













A little about photogravure. It's like the unwanted lovechild of photo and printmaking. I say unwanted because most of the photo people I have talked to say it's more of a printmaking process while the printmakers claim the opposite. Nothing like nobody wanting you for Christmas.

That said, it's a great process. The jist of it is that you take a photo like the one above, make a transparency out of it and through a series of tedious steps etch it onto a copper plate then print said plate Intaglio-style. My result wasn't as good as some of the others and I don't feel like it's done. Aside from lacking a whole lot of contrast I'd like to try some multiple-plate stuff and maybe add some color just to see what happens. I'll post the results as they come.

2 comments:

Em said...

Would you go so far as to call it the unwanted redheaded stepchild??
Cuz I think its neet.

the farlanderz said...

Dog!

I am diggin on your goods. I have been out of the scene way too long and am feeling the mad craving! I am going to have to pick your brain when I have a break from school. Maybe this summer?
Take care,
Tay.