The Great Plains Project

I’m currently in the middle of a great project for a local artist, Peter Latner, (a photographer who still works with medium and large format film) as part of his Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant that he received.

 

The project will involve an small edition of clamshell cases that each hold 58 gelatin-silver prints hand-printed by Peter, which are stunningly beautiful. I’m debossing 4-ply Museum board and dry-mounting the prints into the resulting plate mark. There will also be a title page, statement and colophon. Once I’ve mounted the prints and printed the text sheets I’ll have a better idea of the exact depth required, then I can start making the cases. That number of mounted prints will result in a nice, substantial case that’s about 4.5” deep. I’m going to try and post more images of the production as we progress over the next few weeks!

 

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Just a small section of 300 sheets of Museum board.

 

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A stack of prints ready for dry-mounting.

 

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Detail of the debossing with space for numbering.

 

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It’s a start…

LUMENS

This is clamshell case I recently made with artist Lisa Nebenzahl. Besides needing a case to present both her prints and 3D constructions, Lisa wanted to learn the craft of making boxes and cases, so we worked on the project together. The case measures 13.5 x 19.5 x 4” with a removable set of dividers and a panel to separate the prints. It’s finished in Cadet Blue Japanese bookcloth with matte gold foil stamping.

 

More information and pricing can be found on my studio website — www.keithtaylorstudio.com

 

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Artists for Artists Special Print Editions

This year’s Artists for Artists annual print sale is live at www.a4aprintsale.org and I have two images included. Both are printed in a special edition of just 10 prints. The sale runs until January 9th, 2018, but they are already selling, and I won’t be making any prints in this medium and size for this price again.

 

The prints are all stamped, signed and numbered on the back and shipped via Flat Rate USPS with a tracking number.

PRINT DETAILS

Title: Rain Cloud, The Badlands
Year: 2009
Image size: 7 x 7”
Type of print: Archival Inkjet
Edition: 10
Print Price: $100
Shipping price: $10 Shipping within 10 business days

PRINT DETAILS

Title: Church and Rain, Wisconsin
Year: 2010
Image size: 5.5 x 9.5”
Type of print: Archival Inkjet
Edition: 10
Print Price: $100
Shipping price: $10 Shipping within 10 business days

The Badlands, SD

I’m slowly working my way through processing the film from a recent short trip to the Badlands of South Dakota. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of visiting there.

 

These are scans from the film originals which were made on Ilford Delta 400 with the Rolleiflex 3.5F and the Mamiya 6 and processed in PMK Pyro. Eventually I’ll get in the darkroom to make gelatin-silver prints from them but I often find it easier and cheaper to scan the film and to edit them in Photoshop, just to give me an idea of how to print them.

 

 

 

 

MCAD Fall Workshop

Each Monday evening, for the past eight weeks, I’ve taught a polymergravure class at MCAD as part of their Continuing Education programme and the results were amazing! Thank you all, it was such a pleasure working with you, and to Claudia, my TA, for all your help. Just a few of the prints are shown below.

 

Anyone who’s interested in future workshops should get on my mailing list. I send out a (very) infrequent email newsletter with information on upcoming workshops, exhibitions and special print offers.