A blog by Bradley Phillips

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lothar Osterburg

Three or four years ago while teaching at SUU, Brian Hoover brought Lothar Osterburg in as a guest lecturer and gave me an oppourtunity to watch him make a photogravure print. The process is intense but the prints are unlike anything I have ever seen. Based out of Brooklyn, Lothar sculpts environments by hand, photographs them and prints them using a near hundred-year-old process. Henry Fox Talbot and Nicéphore Niépce grandfathered photogravure in the 1830's.

Lothars web site is a great resource to learn more about how to make a photogravure print. Also he commonly offers workshops on this almost lost art.

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