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Fanny Boucher

Fanny Boucher Photoengraver
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 146446512
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Continuing a 19th century craft

  • • Fanny masters the printing technique of photoengraving
  • • The technique combines photography and copper engraving
  • • She won the Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'intelligence de la main in 2020

Fanny Boucher studied intaglio engraving at the Estienne School in Paris. In 1998, she learned the process of Talbot-Klic photoengraving by training with Jean-Daniel Lemoine, a scientist specialised in 19th century photomechanical processes. She opened her own studio, Hélio'g, in 2000 and fifteen years later was named a Master of Art. Since then she has committed to passing on her expertise to her apprentice, Marie Levoyet. The two women now work together to produce traditional prints and art books for artists, photographers, publishers, designers and interior decorators, but also endeavour to show the potential of this technique and the engraved copper plates themselves within the world of design.

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Works

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Photo: © David Ménian
Héliogravure de Louis Stettner

This photogravure of a cityscape was made in Atelier Hélio'g in 2015 from a photo taken by American photographer Louis Stettner. 50 copies were made for Galerie Imagineo using 300g rag paper, paper made from cotton linters.

Width 17 cm
Length 26 cm

Photo: © David Ménian
Héliogravure de Martin Becka

Fanny Boucher used a copper plate, normally intended as a tool in the production of photogravures, as a canvas for a print. The print in question was created from an original photo of a peri-urban zone taken by French based photographer Martin Becka. 50 copies were made for Galerie Imagineo using 300g rag paper, paper made from cotton linters.

Width 8 cm
Length 12 cm

Photo: © David Ménian
Protection by Fanny Boucher

Going beyond the status of a simple vector of reproduction, the copper plate holds a very special place in Helio'g workshop’s creation process. Engraved on both sides, the copper plate isn’t destined to be discarded after serving its purpose as a plate for prints, instead it is considered a work of art in itself, or an item of interior design.

Diameter 45 cm

Photo: © David Ménian
Héliogravure

Fanny Boucher used a copper plate, normally intended as a tool in the production of photogravures, as a canvas for a print. The print in question was created from an original photo of a peri-urban zone taken by French-based photographer Martin Becka. 50 copies were made for Galerie Imagineo using 300g rag paper, paper made from cotton linters.

Width 20 cm
Length 30 cm

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