The Historic Photo Processes Forum of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History is a resource for photographers, collectors and conservators to study the history and practice of alternative (non-inkjet) photographic image making.
Albumen, carbon, platinum, and other vintage techniques are used today not only for their nostalgic aesthetic, but also because they represent the pinnacle of photographic printmaking – unrivaled for image quality and stability. By combing “obsolete”l wet-processes with sophistical digital imaging tools, contemporary artist-photographers are creating expressive and technically innovative hand made photographs.
Founded and moderated by color-carbon printmaker Charles Berger, the HPPF, now in its third year, meets on the third Saturday of the month and features guest presentations as well as a round-table type format which encourages participants to share their latest works and discoveries.
HPPF meeting are on the third Saturday of the month, from 11a to 2p, at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and
History, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA.