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This is a limited edition of collotype print of Masahisa Fukase’s series “Raven Scenes.”
Shot on 35mm color positive film between 1977 and 1978, the image was first published as “Ravens 4” in the June issue of Camera Mainichi, 1978. Fukase had previously experimented with color photography for “Ravens” (published in the October 1976 issue) but only exhibited these works in black-and-white during exhibitions.
With full support of the Masahisa Fukase Archives, Kyoto-based Benrido Atelier has produced eight gorgeous collotype prints of Fukase’s images.
Collotype is one of the oldest photographic printing technique and involves oil-based pigment inks. The process is revered for its excellent reproduction of colors and gradations, the smoothness and depth of its texture and its strong durability. Founded in Kyoto in 1905, Benrido Atelier is one of the most experienced collotype printing studios in the world.
“I was previously surprised by the bird’s glowing eyes in ‘Ravens 3′ which was published in the January issue of Camera Mainichi in 1978, but this time with the colour photographs, I was surprised by the colour of the sky. Whilst shooting in Kanazawa I had to increase the ASA from 200 – 1600 and due to the light coming from behind, as well as the rainy and cloudy weather, the sky’s colour became strange and could not be predicted such as grey, green, light blue and so on. The Ravens’ eyes glow brighter when they are captured from a further distance with telephoto lens and flashlights. I was about 30 – 50 meters away from them.”
― Masahisa Fukase
Each print has been posthumously stamped and numbered by the Masahisa Fukase Archives.
Print Size: 370 x 308 mm / Image Size: 290 x 228 mm