Etching allows for artistic interpretation of a photograph. These hand-printed archival images distill the moment while adding nuance - giving the image a timeless quality.
I start with a photograph I have taken then transfer the image to a solar etching plate. The process of inking and wiping the plate allows me to add atmosphere to the image, for example, I might make the sky darker or highlights brighter. I then create the print by rolling the plate and the paper through a press that applies about 10,000 lbs of pressure.
Each print is unique, because the application and wiping of the ink is different every time. Each is a new expression of the image.
My etchings are printed with Charbonnel etching inks on Hahnemühle paper – ensuring archival quality. The prints are signed on front, with image information on back.