Woodcut – A photographic journey

I studied the woodcut printmaking technique back in my art school days. I always found it challenging to cut the wood in reverse. My instructor, a long-time woodcut artist, would simply laugh as I gouged out the wood only to realize I had done it backwards. But I did so love the relief the craft created. Two or three students in my class, truly having a knack for the medium, turned out incredible work. My work was passable. But clearly not my calling.

I have tried, with extremely limited success, to duplicate this art form with the camera. I must admit that I have had more failures than successes while doing this process. I discovered, like the woodcut experience, that attention to the lines and shapes that are in the frame make all the difference in the outcome.

The following are four successes:

Enjoy.

© 2020 Scott Dickey Photography
© 2020 Scott Dickey Photography
© 2020 Scott Dickey Photography
© 2020 Scott Dickey Photography

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