New Print, B18-01

New Print, B18-01
November 7, 2022 Hiroyuki Hamada

Here is my tenth Piezography print.  For those who are not familiar with Piezography,  it is a black and white photography printing method.  It utilizes color inkjet printers, but the method uses black inks in the color heads, expressing varying degrees of grays instead of grays expressed with black dots.  You load a special software to your computer which controls appropriate actions of the heads to produce black and white prints.  It sounds complicated, but once your equipment is set up, it continues to work reliably.  In fact, to me, one of the best things about it is its solidness in producing consistent results.  It allows me to concentrate on the making part instead of getting bogged down with the technical part.  A photographer friend of mine, Brian Miller, told me about it years ago, praising its exceptional print quality.

I start from a scanned drawing.  Then I work on the image on the  screen.  After a meticulous and long editing process, back and forth from screen to paper, and vice verse, I arrive at a finished print.  So the prints are not reproductions; there are multiples but each of them is an original.

For those interested in the prints, please take a look at the print section of the site.  The new one will be added shortly.

B18-01, Piezography on archival cotton paper, variable sizes, 2019-22