First pull of Manhattan Bridge collograph (16 x 16" or 40.6 x 40.6cm plate size)
Today, 1 July 2016 I had my introduction day at The Grafische Werkplaats located at 16 Prinsegracht in The Hague, Netherlands. It was truly a treat to be in a studio again and working with such talented master printer, Jurjen Ravenhorst. I will be making a new body of collograph prints at The Grafische Werkplaats this July- August 2016. This is an incredible opportunity and I am excited to share the adventure through my blog.
I am pleased with the construction of the first collograph plate (16 x 16"). The image is a close up of the Manhattan Bridge which I travel daily to work on the Upper East side. I enjoyed walking over and photographing this bridge in May in preparation for this print. I have some minor tweaking to do on the open spaces of the plate before it is ready to edition. This is just the first look at the image. I am also planning to experiment with adding a transparent color behind the key image.