Renaissance Press Photogravure

April 2010

Robert Adams

The following link will take you to an Art 21 Video featuring Robert Adams discussing a suite of four copper plate photogravures made for him at Renaissance Press and commissioned by Fraenkel Gallery, SF and Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC

Art 21: Robert Adams

April 2010

A New System for Making Digital Negatives and Positives

In 2007 one of the last large format continuous tone films that I use for photogravure disappeared from the market.  It became time to bite the bullet and “get digital”.  I had guessed that with a couple of months of testing I would arrive at a reasonable method of creating desktop film positives for photogravure and,  film negatives for a variety of other processes.  I was wrong.  I tested many methods of creating film using a variety of printers and inksets and methods. The results generated film for photogravure that was dissatisfying and lacking in quality.  Nearly two and a half years later, lots of time, inks, printers, and material’s later I am finally satisfied with a new system for making digital negatives and positives.

Read more about Digital Film here.