It’s a dreary and rainy Saturday afternoon. It’s been too long since I’ve posted, so I’m going to use the rain as an excuse to put something down.
I finished my photogravure workshop.
Amazing. What an incredible process. I’m ready to do more. Alas, however, like too many photographic practices, it’s in limbo.
Autotype announced the discontinuation of gravure tissue. And as of now, they are the last manufacturers of this material. The tissue is a necessary material for photogravure, without it the photographic image can’t be transfered to the copper plate. Needless to say, this is a blow to the field of photography, and has left gravure printers all over worried about what to do. The hope is that Bostick and Sullivan will pick-up the manufacturing of the gravure tissue. Click here to see their forum on the subject.