I feel a bit funny about using the word nostalgia to describe the feelings I have about things from the past I never myself experienced. Still, this odd word best speaks to me about why I am so drawn to images and ideas from the time before I was born. My favorite model for this work Devon showed up with the hat and I had borrowed my mother's stole. It was perfect and I made this picture with my 8x10 camera and a petzval lens from the 1870s.
This hand-pulled polymer photogravure print by Ray Bidegain is in an edition of just 8 numbered prints and 2 A/P prints. Features Hahnemuhle copperplate paper with Charbonnel black 55981and warm sepia inks, + dash of Charbonnel sanguine ink. I chose to use achine collé with Awagami Kitakatatissue.
Hand made by Ray Bidegain
7 x 9 on an 11x15 sheet.
Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist on the lower front.
Limited edition of 8
I collect Ray´s work for some years now and the latest purchase is again a great work.
Shipping to Europe was very fast, communication as always a pleasure.