Renaissance Press is a collaborative fine arts atelier. Director Paul Taylor spent much of the last thirty years studying, researching, and making art with a variety of photographic printmaking techniques. The projects created at Renaissance Press are done in direct collaboration with the artists. Paul learned many years ago that there is no right way, preferred methods, or other technical strictures that can be allowed to come between the artist and the making of art. Fluidity of process, chance, experimentation, and doing things the wrong way often create insights and possibilities that would otherwise not be possible.
There is no program at Renaissance Press regarding how the studio operates. There are periods of collaborations and the publication of prints with invited artists. Collaborations happen when they are a good fit. At times a year can go by with out a new publication. At other times simultaneous events are in progress at the same time. There are periods that Paul devotes to his own art making and research. Artists and publishers often come and work at the studio on a contractual basis to create prints and editions.
Renaissance Press is housed in a renovated historic barn on the bank of the Ashuelot River in Ashuelot, New Hampshire. The space includes a daylight shooting studio, printmaking area, darkroom, and a digital studio. The studio offers platinum/palladium printing and photogravure and photopolymer plate making, printing, and steel plating services.
Private tutorials in photogravure, photopolymer, and platinum / palladium are offered through out the year. Group workshops are offered during the summer. Paul is available for university, atelier, or private workshops.