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Zoom Influenced by The Past - photogravure print - Private Release Editions
Zoom Influenced by The Past - photogravure print - Private Release Editions

Influenced by The Past - photogravure print - Private Release Editions

Numbered edition or A/P prints

I can not help being influenced by the photographs from the past history of photography.  It is the simple beauty of the figure with props and a setting that feel like a stage set for the model.  I can create a story for myself and my viewer that is open for dreaming.

This hand-pulled photogravure print is made with Charbonnel 55981 Black, Bistre, and a dash of Sanguine inks on Hahnemühle copperplate paper. I printed an edition of 8 numbered prints, and 3 A/P prints.

  • Hand-pulled print by Ray Bidegain
  • Limited edition of 8
  • 6.25 x 8  inches on an 11 x 14 sheet.
  • Signed numbered and dated by the artist on the lower front.

      Photogravure printed in 2023, from an 4x5 negative made in 2016 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.

      Complete the look:

      Influenced by The Past - photogravure print - Private Release Editions

      $105.00 USD

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 1 review
      Doug Powell
      Old is new!

      Hello Ray! Have been collecting your work for 15-18 years now, and am drawn principally to your nudes. I love the human form, particularly women, and you capture an essence that transcends the physical reality of the person being photographed. To date my favorite remand the image of the gal spitting in a chair with her knee drawn up. As an aside, I prefer the platinum prints with the painted emulsion. Understand pricing motivation to photograveure prints, but then only with “square edges” as a personal esthetic.

      Am enjoying the most recent print and will be forwarding payment. In gratitude for your art, and professional growth❤️🙏


      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.