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Photogravure: Still Beautiful After All These Years

Posted By Scott Baradell On March 8, 2007 @ 9:00 pm In Art of Photography | No Comments

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Maggie Anderson of the Daily Iowan has a profile of Lothar Osterburg [2], a leading practitioner and teacher of the 19th century photographic process called photogravure.

Born in Germany, Osterburg [3] now lives and works in New York. His prints, which have been exhibited worldwide, have an ethereal quality unique to Osterburg’s process. As described on his Web site:

Osterburg makes photogravures of small, sculpted models of windmills, lighthouses, sailboats among others, staged in evocative settings. Built from memory of readily available materials, the models have a dreamlike quality which is enhanced by the placement of the camera within their world; the perspective is that of a person within the set, obscuring the actual size of the objects.

And how does Osterburg find the materials for his prints?

“Usually, I go Dumpster-diving,” he tells Anderson.

You can view a gallery of Osterburg’s work here [4].

And for more on photogravure, visit Mark Katzman’s Art of the Photogravure blog [5].

[tags]photogravure, Mark Katzman, Lothar Ostenburg[/tags]

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[2] profile of Lothar Osterburg: http://media.www.dailyiowan.com/media/storage/paper599/news/2007/03/08/80Hours/Reinventing.Photography.With.Memory-2763988.shtml

[3] Osterburg: http://home.earthlink.net/~lotharosterburg/

[4] here: http://home.earthlink.net/~lotharosterburg/gallery.html

[5] Art of the Photogravure blog: http://www.photogravure.com/blog/index.html

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