Open blog

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Our Art and Images on the Web: An Uneasy Conundrum, Part One

Peter J. Blackburn explores the hoodwinking tendencies of technology and the web in relationship to art and the artist.

Posted in Open blog | Tagged art, iPhone, Peter Blackburn, Peter J. Blackburn, technology, web | 3 Comments

An Afternoon of Alt Photo on Vashon Island

On a visit to Vashon Island, Washington State, Nancy Breslin visits Linda Stemer of blueprintsonfabric and sees demonstrations of wet plate collodion and tintypes by Victoria Anderson.

Posted in Open blog | Tagged blueprintsonfabric, cyanotype, Linda Stemer, Nancy Breslin, norman edson, orotone, tintype, vashon isalnd | 4 Comments

Our Art and Images on the Web: An Uneasy Conundrum, Part Two

How does putting your images on the web change the way people see them? Here is Peter J. Blackburn’s take on this.

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Butterflies in Blue: A Worldwide Adventure

Tasha Lewis, a New York artist has plans to send swarms of cyanotype butterflies around the world.

Posted in Open blog | Tagged butterflies, cyanotype, kickstarter, Nancy Breslin, tasha lewis | 1 Comment

Our Art and Images on the Web: An Uneasy Conundrum, Final Thoughts

Peter J. Blackburn offers closing remarks to complete his viewpoint as to the appropriate roles the web should play in promoting our art.

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At the Corcoran Gallery – Taking His Time

Writer and photography / Nancy Breslin Among the work on display by students graduating from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design are wet plate tintypes by Sebastien Arbona. This week has seen the opening of NEXT, the annual show at Washington, DC’s Corcoran Gallery of Art of work by students graduating from the Corcoran …

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Salt prints to pinhole photography in London

During a recent week in London, Nancy Breslin found lots of photo shows to love.

Posted in Open blog | Tagged alt photo, doomed gallery, exhibitions, london, Nancy Breslin, review, science museum, tate britain, v&a | Comments Off on Salt prints to pinhole photography in London

Tweaks and Twists: An Update Report to My Gum Printing, Part 1 of 2

Writer and photography / Peter J. Blackburn Peter J. Blackburn updates us on his progress with gum printing and his struggles with papers. In the five or so years since I wrote an essay for Alternative Photography describing my own personal working methods for gum printing, it would be fair to surmise that significant aspects have …

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Tweaks and Twists: An Update Report to My Gum Printing, Part 2 of 2

Peter J. Blackburn illustrates a time when shifting in reverse was the best way to move forward!

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As Time Goes By: The Changing Allure of Alternative Processes

Peter J. Blackburn’s reflections on brush vs camera… now and then.

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  1. I have a question regarding platunum and palladium printing…
    I am using a 4 x 5 pinhole camera, and am curious whether I can put sensitized paper inside camera and develop a direct positive.
    This seems reasonable considering nature of UV light and use in normal direct print from negative process.
    Thanks

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