Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Intaglio photography book (photogravure with KM73 plates)
as I mentioned here, I'm writing a book about the intaglio/photographic process that I've been using for the past couple of years. The digital image documentation for the first workflow is finished. My goal was to make it comprehensive enough to be useful without overkill. I think that the best way to achieve this will be to make the two version of the instruction book more different than just color or black & white (as I originally planned).
Here is the new idea:
The first edition will be all black & white printing that will demonstrate the workflow I use for most of my own art. It will show how the above image was made, with the preliminary steps needed to set up the studio. I hope to keep this edition under 120 pages. It should be affordable for most people, and will hopefully inspire them to explore this process.
The next edition will be Full Color with expanded workflows, using a variety of exposure units and printing techniques. There are some secrets that are not often discussed who's time has come to be revealed. This edition will be much larger than the black & white edition, and is aimed at those who need a text book for the process, or who just like to know as much as they can about a process.
I think this new plan will change the publishing timetable I mentioned before. I suspect that the black & white version will be finished in time for publishing in early August. The Full Color edition will take until the middle of this Fall or early Winter (I want to get it right, and not rush to publish).
Finished the Black and White version of the book.
Here is a link to the Amazon page.
and, since videos help, here is a link to a video showing the printing process in real time...