Monthly Archives: September 2009

Thoughts on Copper Plate Photogravure

Back in California, jet-lagged as usual, watching the Criterion Collection Blu-ray version of the Monterey Pop Festival late at night. My son and I flew to our respective destinations Tuesday morning after a five day workshop with Jon Goodman studying copper plate photogravure. I remarked to Jon during the first couple days of the workshop […]

221 Pine St.

It is a very, very small world. My son Nikolai and I start Day Three of a photogravure workshop with Jon Goodman today. My impression to this point is that the copper plate photogravure process is simpler than I expected. It is perhaps more accurate to say that Jon Goodman’s approach to this exquisite process […]

Copper Plate Photogravure

I’m sitting pre-dawn in a spartan room at an Econo Lodge in Hadley, Massachusetts. My son and I will start a photogravure workshop with Jon Goodman at 9AM this morning. I was finishing up a more careful read of David Morrish and Marlene MacCallum‘s text Copper Plate Photogravure: Demystifying the Process. Still in print, this […]

Artichoke Press

Andrew Cahan, purveyor of truly fine and rare photographic books, suggested during a conversation about Walery’s Nus, Cent photographies originales de Laryew some months back that I should get to know Jonathan Clark, who owns the fine printing firm, Artichoke Press, one town over from me in Mountain View. We finally got together last week […]

The Home and Haunts of Shakespeare

I’ve been hunting down examples of photogravures published around 1900. I’ve been using as a guide the descriptions of examples on the wonderful site One book came up at a reasonable price on, The Homes and Haunts of Shakespeare, by James Leon Williams. What would I do without Wikipedia? While perhaps more known […]