Kala Art Gallery

Ben Engle / Emilio Domingo

This summer I was invited to shoot a small print series by Bay Area artist & designer, Emilio Domingo. I documented the collaboration between him and Master Printer, Ben Engle, in which they translate one of Domingo’s latest designs into a limited batch of greyscale prints using a traditional process known as etching. The form of print making involves chemically staining plates of metal (copper in this instance) and doing a relief of a monochromatic image.

Kala Art Institute teaches classes where students can learn a wide variety of traditional arts and crafts, however Engle was kind enough to show us a private lesson on this unique, yet sadly fading method of printing.

Olympus OM-1 MD / Ilford HP5 35mm