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Portrait of C.- photogravure print - The Weekly Edition

I have been making portraits of people for 40 years and I have been told this genre best represents my love for photography. Now days my portraits are as much about me the maker, as they are about the subject, the sitter. I like it this way and the work is meaningful to me and a joy to make.

This hand-pulled photogravure print is made with Charbonnel noir 55981, bistre,  with a dash of Charbonnel sanguine ink 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 x 7.5 inches on an 11x15 sheet.
  • Signed numbered and dated by the artist on the lower front.

    Photogravure printed in 2022, from an 4x5 negative made in 2022 by Ray Bidegain. The model for this is Carilynn

    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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    Portrait of C.- photogravure print - The Weekly Edition

    $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.