iPhoneography to Photogravure

I used my iPhone on a trip to Maui to create this capture of the Baldwin house in Iao Valley.  I knew I wanted to depict this image in a manner that made you feel the early history not only of the home, but of the ancient landscape.

Working as a team at Flatbed Press with Master Printer, Tracy Mayrello, and Printer, Cordelia Blanchard, we spent a day of trial proofing photogravures from a solar plate of my image (made with the assistance of Master Printer, Katherine Brimberry).  From that day of press and ink work, one proof was chosen for the final editioning.  Here is our color trial proof (CTP) choice, we will be making an edition of 15 chine collé, à la poupée, photo gravures as soon as my shipment of green Kozo paper arrives.  This is part of a long term series I am working on: Telescoping Landscapes.

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It was also nice working with Lola the Shop Dog.

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Sugar Cane Twister

I have a new concept I want to develop using my iPhone landscapes taken during my travels. Here is an example from a recent trip to Maui. The sugar cane burn cloud perfectly resembled a (hometown) Texas tornado. I think these would make awesome photo gravures in sepia ink. Processed with my ever favorite, PhotoToaster.

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sea turtles in maui

After moving into my new space at studio2gallery, my husband and I went on a well deserved vacation.  I got to try scuba diving and look forward to more of this activity.  The photos below are from snorkeling while at Black Rock in Maui with my Olympus underwater camera.  The sea turtle here is known in Black Rock as “Volkswagen”.  A very large, friendly fellow.

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Trilogy Cruises started us on a lovely sunrise adventure.  The captain and crew work together to cook and take care of their passengers.  An entertaining bunch who make you feel at ease in the water.