I love the process of photography, especially the older ones that were around at the beginning of photography. Somehow the process takes my mind back in time and my photograph goes along for the ride, it looks old, and has the marks of the makers hand, for better or worse. It is contrasty and backward, the blues are white and the reds are black.
4x5 inch wet plate collodion tintype.
- One of a kind
Wet plate collodion tintypes are one of a kind objects. The plates may be reproduced as editions photogravure prints by Ray Bidegain. Artifacts and imperfections are part of the process and expected.
To go with your order:
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.
I usually ship print orders in 2-5 days, if you need a definite delivery time I can make sure it happens for you.
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.
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.