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Laguna Esmeralda – Patagonia Photogravure

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Limited Edition

Photogravure is perhaps the most beautiful of the photographic processes.  It is also one of the most challenging. I admire its tactile qualities as well as its rich tone. This photogravure is from the portfolio “Lueur des Ténèbres”.

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In an edition of twenty five signed. Photogravures by Maurice Sherif. Printed by Paul Taylor.

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“Lumière Métallique” Limited Edition

Monday, August 31st, 2009

The photographs are not meant to convey a clear message. They appeal first to the emotions, next to the mind. Only then might a gap open into which pour the viewer’s aesthetic satisfaction.

This special edition of lumière métallique, which includes a numbered book and original photogravure signed by the artist. Letterpress printing on 175 gsm Somerset Book paper by Bradley Hutchinson at Digital Letterpress in Austin, Texas. The nine ink jet images, printed on 190 gsm Entrada Rag Natural paper, and the photogravure, printed on 250 gsm Rives BFK paper, were produced at Renaissance Press in Ashuelot, New Hampshire. Box and binding construction at Cloverleaf Studio in Austin, Texas. This edition consists of twenty-seven numbered copies plus three artist proof copies.

Photographs by Maurice Sherif 32 pp., 10 illustrations 9 prints and 1 photogravure. For pricing and purchasing information Please Contact

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Lueur des Ténèbres

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

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Nearly 90 percent of the glaciers in Patagonia are melting quickly. Most will be gone by 2030. Some glaciers have almost completely disappeared, such as the Manso river glacier southwest Argentina. Lueur des Ténèbres (Last Glow before Darkness) is a portfolio of ten signed dust-grain photogravures. The images are printed on Hahnemuhle 100% cotton rag etching paper. These exquisite photogravures exhibit a luxurious range of tones, from luminous whites to rich blacks, that bring both visual and tactile textures to life. the photogravures are unbound and fully signed, and are enclosed in a handmade case.

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Lueur des Tenebres.(Last Glow Before Darkness) Photogravures by Maurice Sherif. Printed by Paul Taylor. Unpaged, 10 photogravures, 16½x20″, in an edition of fifty. MS Zephyr Publishing, Paris, 2008.

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