Category Archives: Astra Velum

Historic Process/Contemporary Visions at Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami

  HISTORIC PROCESS / CONTEMPORARY VISIONS Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami   JUNE 8 – AUGUST 31, 2013   Dina Mitrani Gallery is pleased to present Historic Process/Contemporary Visions, a group show of artists working with alternative processes to make photographic images.  These methods include early 19th century techniques such as daguerrotype, wet plate collodion, cyanotypes,…

Astra Velum Book Collected by MFAH, Griffin, More

The Astra Velum Limited Edition Artist Book was recently purchased by several museum collections.  I’m honored to have the book and photogravures added to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Scripps College Rare Book Collection, as well as a number of private collectors.  There are still copies available;…

On the Experience of Opening a Book

When I was in my teens, I remember picking up a Zane Gray novel from my grandparents’ bookshelf.   I remember thinking to myself, “This book is solid; it is the perfect size and weight.”  The heft of it in my hand, the embossed hardcover, the deckled edges of the paper, the lightly embossed text…it was…

Astra Velum on the cover of LensWork Magazine

The January-February 2013 issue of LensWork Magazine features the Astra Velum series.  With an 22-page spread of images, and an interview with publisher Brooks Jensen, it’s a beautiful presentation of the series, my thinking behind the series, and much more. LensWork is well know as having the finest black and white reproductions in the publishing…

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Introducing the Astra Velum Limited Edition Artist Book

In 2011, when the hand-printed photogravures of the Astra Velum series were first introduced, collectors and curators were enthusiastic. As Melanie McWhorter of Photo-Eye Books wrote, “These lovely, luminescent, one-of-a-kind prints really must be seen to be appreciated.” Susan Burnstine wrote in Black and White Magazine, “Fritz Liedtke’s stunning photogravure portfolio Astra Velum is a…

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Astra Velum in Diffusion Magazine

The new issue of Diffusion magazine, Vol IV., includes a spread of images from the Astra Velum series, in their conversation about hand-crafted photography.  The Artist Hand Invitational section includes work by a number of talented artists, that I’m honored to be listed among: HAND-CRAFTED INVITATIONAL Jody Ake S. Gayle Stevens Heidi Kirkpatrick Bryan David…

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Astra Velum Featured in Mental Shoes Magazine

The new issue of Mental Shoes magazine, issue 22, includes a 20-page feature of Astra Velum.  You can view the electronic version online for free at  www.mentalshoes.com.

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Showing in Spain in October

This month, an image from the Astra Velum series is showing at Arte360 Gallery in Algeciras Spain, for the show X.  As the show curator explained to me in her request, “The word for foreigner in Spanish is “extranjero” and a lot of words that start with “ex” in Spanish go with the theme too….exilo…

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TRUST: PNCA Juried Alumni Exhibition

My alma mater, Pacific NW College of Art, presents its first juried alumni exhibition in the Swigert Commons. This exhibition provides a rare opportunity for PNCA and the Portland cultural community to see the scope of contemporary art, craft, and design by alumni from PNCA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Arts programs….

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