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Five - photogravure print - The Weekly Edition

I made this negative years ago when I was working in another photographers studio for the day. I was there helping with a workshop session and during a break I made this negative with my 8x10 camera and some things I found in the space.  Like myself this artist collected objects and kept them around, waiting for a strike of inspiration.
At the time I made a platinum print of this negative that was later collected by The Portland Art Museum as part of the permeant collection.  I like this part of the story very much.

Hand-pulled photogravure print is made with Charbonnel  Burnt umber, Madder lake, and Noir 55981 inks on Hahnemühle copperplate paper. I printed an edition of 6 numbered prints and  2 A/P prints.


  • Hand-pulled print by Ray Bidegain
  • Limited edition of 6
  • 10 x 8 inches on an 15.5 x 20" sheet.
  • Signed numbered and titled by the artist on the lower front. 

Photogravure printed on July 24th, 2023, from an 8x10 negative made 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

Five - photogravure print - The Weekly Edition

$105.00 USD

Customer Reviews

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As a fellow gravure-maker I can tell you that it's extremely difficult to capture the full tonal range of a continuous tone image with this technique. Ray does it consistently. My usual genre for my own work is the nude. But I'm also attracted to abstract work and "Five" has this Zen quality to it that appeals to me greatly. There is a peacefulness about it. The color of the ink Ray mixed is exquisite and isn't fully captured by the image on his web site. This image has really inspired me to look further into the realm of making abstract gravures.


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.