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Asian Pear - Polymer photogravure print - Edition 2021

    The still life has long been a favorite genre for me, my heroes Irving Penn and Edward Weston filled me with a style of simple sets and directional light. This unusual pear came to me by way of my dear friend Susan, she had grown it in her garden and she handed it over with the idea that I would eat it. I kept it in the studio for a few days looking it over fearing that the single leaf would fall off, at last, I brought out the 8x10 camera and made a couple of negatives.  My best still life subjects come into my studio this way and I love them all, it is what works best for me.  

   Susan and I learned photogravure printmaking together, we helped each other over a few years through all the fits and starts of this beautiful and finicky process, it felt good today to make this print of her little pear in photogravure. 

  This hand-pulled polymer photogravure print is made with Gamblin sepia and stiff Portland black inks, with a dash of Charbonnel Geranium Red ink on Hahnemühle copperplate paper. I printed an edition of 11 numbered prints and 3 A/P prints. 

  • Hand-pulled print by Ray Bidegain
  • Limited edition of 11
  • 7.5 x 9.5on an 11x15 sheet.
  • Signed numbered and dated by the artist on the lower front. 

Photogravure print made in 2021 from an 8x10 negative made in 2013 by Ray Bidegain.

All Cascabel prints are hand-pulled by Ray Bidegain and are signed and numbered on the lower front. Image and paper sizes are approximate, Variations within the edition are possible and expected.

Numbered edition or A/P printsNumbered Edition prints
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Asian Pear - Polymer photogravure print - Edition 2021

$105.00 USD

Are the Photogravure prints matted

Matting is not included with the photogravure prints but can be provided at an extra cost.

What is the best way to display a photogravure print.

Most often work by printmakers is displayed utilizing a float frame technique available from most custom frame shops.

Will you make an edition of photogravure prints of my photograph.

I sometimes do this service please get in contact and we can talk about what you have in mind.

Can you custom plan a mentorship to my needs?

Your success is my goal and I have experience teaching many topics of photography, I am happy to make a program that fits your needs.


Fast shipping

I usually ship print orders in 2-5 days, if you need a definite delivery time I can make sure it happens for you.

Order tracking

You will receive order shipment and tracking information via email after your order is placed letting you know about shipment and tracking numbers.

You can get in contact with Ray using the link below.

About Ray Bidegain

One Photographers Journey

For the last 22 years I have been lucky enough to spend my time working as a fine art photographer, and specifically working as a photographer who photographed using large format negatives and made platinum prints from the camera negatives.

The platinum period

Many of you have collected these platinum prints over the years and some of you have learned platinum printing from me along the way. I love the process and I have loved every minute of this period in my work. Platinum printing is an amazing and beautiful way to make photographs.

The Gravures

For the last five years I have started working on making photogravure prints, polymer plate photogravure prints, to be specific. I worked on it, decided I wanted to make a change and make a commitment to working as a printmaker making photogravure prints. You all know me as a person who likes handmade photography. Handmade objects are at the heart of my photographic journey and printmaking is all of that, and more.

The Cascabel Press Studio

My darkroom and printmaking studio

for the last 32 years I have worked in the cozy basement of my 110 year old home in Portland Oregon. Your fine prints are made here and are a product of my love of photography and art.

My backyard daylight studio

Where I make pictures

for the last several years I have been making my work in a small daylight studio in my backyard.