Barry Gowers

When I came across Barry’s beautiful solar etchings I realised that I’d found something I’d been wondering about for a while; a studio based method of reproducing photography other than by conventional means. Barry writes:

“I create fine art etchings inspired by the natural world. Starting with a photograph, a sketch, or found objects like feathers, ferns or leaves, solar etchings are created by placing this image on a photopolymer plate and exposing it to a bright light source. 

The resulting image is developed in water to create a plate that can then be inked and printed on art-paper using an etching press”

Printmaking techniques can be incorporated into the production of the final print, opening up a whole new world of creativity in photographic reproduction. 

I include some of Barry’s original photography on which the solar etchings are based.

Giclée and C-Type prints on Archival Fine Art paper are available from any of the images on the website.

Prints will be dispatched within four working days of your placing an order.

Prints can be made to any size you choose. The standard print sizes and prices are on the PURCHASE page, where you can also find details as to how to order a print.