I was first introduced to the art of Intaglio in 2011 and found the process fascinating. While it is messy and labor intensive, the results for me are very special. These images are from arounf the world and they are primarily of vanishing cultures. I want to honor their culture and photograph them in their element.
Intaglio printing is the opposite of relief printing, in that the printing is done from ink that is below the surface of the plate. The design is cut, scratched, or etched into the printing surface or plate, which can be copper, zinc, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, or even coated paper.