"These recent images are of soot-charred marks made by Byzantine Monks in the Cappadocia Region of Turkey. The Monks hewed their monasteries out of rock leaving patterns from the finishing rake on the walls and ceilings. Years of fires created a range of tonalities ideally suited for the depth and range of photogravure. This is the first body of my work printed as photogravure in over ten years.
Renaissance Press utilizes a number of photographic processes in atelier. Photogravure has been the process of choice in most of our publications. This is due to the versatile nature of the process. To my knowledge in no other photo process can the abundance of variables inherent in photogravure plate making and printing be used to create a seemingly endless array of final prints unique to the vision of the artist."
Director, Renaissance Press
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