The heart of my work as a photographer lives in making portraits, I thrive on the connection and collaboration that is the process of photographing people I meet. The portraits are as much about me as they are about the sitter, self-portraits through the visage of a willing partner. I was once in a workshop with a famous portrait photographer and when I showed my work her comment was " these pictures do not transcend the identity of the sitter ". At first, I was stunned and sure she was mistaken, but later I began to realize I could make my portraits more meaningful by including myself along with the sitter.
This hand-pulled photogravure print is made with Gamblin bone black and sepia ink, with a dash of Charbonnel sanguine ink on Hahnemühle copperplate paper. I printed an edition of 9 numbered prints and 3 A/P prints.
Hand-pulled print by Ray Bidegain
Limited edition of 9
6.25 x 8.25 on an 11x15 sheet.
Signed numbered and dated by the artist on the lower front.