August 3rd – September 2nd 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, August 3rd 6-9pm
Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Portland photographer Ray Bidegain.
Ray Bidegain is a portrait and landscape photographer living in Portland, Oregon. After a long commercial career working as a black and white photographer, Ray discovered the beauty of the platinum print and has taught himself this art over the last 10 years. He was drawn to the older alternative photo processes because of the hand made nature of the work and its inherent beauty, finding peace in his photographs, and mostly photographing things that present themselves voluntarily into his life. The images serve as visual reminders of moments and feelings he has experienced, signifying both the passage of time and the reverberation of consistency in all of our lives.
Four years ago Ray began sharing his passion for platinum printing by teaching small workshops and found that he very much enjoyed the personal interaction that teaching offers. He strives to fill his students with excitement for this work, and to ensure their success in mastering the process.