Gaylord Schanilec, Alex Schneideman & Patrick Randle
13 photographs, 13 wood engravings
and a conversation about the creative process
A new publication by Golborne Editions, London, 2019
Pre-publication prices available now
Want More is a collaboration between three artists – the wood engraver and printer Gaylord Schanilec, the photographer and printer Alex Schneideman and the designer and printer Patrick Randle.
For the first time a work of photographic documentary, an observational look at our consumerist environment and culture, has been examined and developed by a wood engraver. 13 photographs by Alex Schneideman inspired 13 engravings by Gaylord Schanilec. In images and conversational collaborative text the two artists examine their specialist mediums – the differences between them in creative process, temperament and thought, creating very different images from the same source.
To bring the book to fruition they turned to the master printer and designer Patrick Randle who wove the whole collaborative project together in a glorious celebration of printing and design using letterpress, printing from Schanilec’s woodblocks and Schneideman’s unique carbon archival photographic printing technique.
An edition of 90:
75 copies, contained in a slipcase, are covered in special hand printed papers by Patrick Randle and Alex Schneideman and finished in a pressed half-leather. Only 60 copies are for sale.
15 deluxe copies, each with an additional set of signed engravings and photographs in a portfolio, are bound in full leather designed binding and housed in a solander box.
Pre-publication prices £ 1000 & £2800
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It all started here:
A long conversation over dinner with Gaylord about a project on consumerism which Alex was embarking on on the last Saturday before Christmas. Gaylord was very interested in the project and Alex sent him some images. A few months later a proof of an engraving popped into Alex’s inbox, with Gaylord’s incredible interpretation of one of Alex’s photographs. The exciting thing was what the different artistic mediums brought to the same image. Alex’s was capturing a moment, Gaylord’s took days, perhaps weeks and therefore brought different thoughts, ideas and philosophies to the images along with the differences in depth, light and medium. It was incredibly enervating and as more and more images appeared this book was born…
Patrick Randle was chosen as the third collaborator after an initial enthusiastic response from his father, the great John Randle at the Whittington Press. Patrick’s creative energy provided a further element to the collaboration and the quality of the printing and design he could bring was clearly going to match the engravings and the photographs. Gaylord and Patrick began printing the wood engravings at the Whittington Press in an astonishingly fast two weeks…
The engravings popped on the page and a further 15 sets of them were printed on an extraordinary survival of paper – the Oxford University Press Bible paper. These will be included in the special edition.
Alex meanwhile proceeded to source a paper which he could print on digitally and use in a book to match the engravings. In the end John Purcell helped him develop a new Zerkall paper which is smooth on both sides. He used his unique carbon archival printing technique (only available at his photographic printing company Flow Photographic) to get an extraordinary depth in his photographic printing.
The book gradually came together over the next two years and now – after much toing and froing, collaborative decision making and more, the book is finally ready for binding.
If you would like to hear any more about the book or see it just get in contact. It will be available to view at Codex 2019 this week!