Are you an artist working in alternative photographic processes? Show your work here! You will be a part of the community of the website and also get quite a lot of exposure. Your work will be:
- seen by the 60 000 visitors that come to the website each month.
- featured in our newsletter with 5000 subscribers.
- sent out on our Facebook page (4300 likes).
- sent out on our Facebook group (4000 members).
- sent out on our Twitter feed (1040 followers).
The objective of the gallery is to give artists exposure on the site and in the newsletter, leading to many good contacts. As you can guess, this amounts to a fair amount of work. It is therefor a requirement that you become a supporting member of the site. The cost for this is only 35 dollars a year and goes towards running costs of the site and promoting artists (your) work. Nothing else. No one gets paid and we also pay bills for the site out of our own pocket. Click here to become a member.
If your work is accepted, it should be published within a couple of weeks, and you can start enjoying the benefits of being an artist on the site. Sometimes there are a lot requests for galleries and it can take some time before your work is added.
“As an artist on this website, you are more than just another photographer – you are part of a unique creative community.”
Email your work to: . Though emailing works, we recommend sharing the files with us on dropbox. You can get a free Dropbox account here and send us the link. And send us ALL the stuff we mention in the blue bar to the left. Welcome!
Only alternative photographic processes allowed!
Please note that we only accept alternative processed images, since the site is dedicated to this. I’ll say this again: we ONLY accept alternative processed images. (You’ll be surprised at the amount of ‘straight’ or ‘digital’ work we get sent!).
Digital and Pinhole photography
The way we see it is that which camera was used is irrelevant. If it was a 35mm, digital or pinhole, doesn’t matter, what matters is that an alternative process was used before, during or after the image was taken. It is more interesting to see how different techniques can be combined.
For examle a photograph that is taken with a digital camera and printed out as a negative. The negative is then developed using an alternative process. OR a pinhole and cyanotype is combined. Or any other way your experimenting come up with.
This may seem controversial to the hard-core alt. proc. purists or historians, but we feel that limiting the way a negative is created is limiting creativity. Alternative processes are sometimes very technical and embracing new technologies and combining new and old is a positive thing.
Anything except NUDES…
Please note that we don’t accept nude photography, even if they are done in a very tasteful manner. We don’t like too many rules, but there are a couple of reasons:
- This site is open to everyone that includes educational institutions and cultures where nudity is offensive.
- Access would be limited for people with children that have their Safe search or ‘adult’ filter on, and people surfing at work where companies have these filters in place.
Apart from that… any other subject is good. And if you’re not sure if your images would be accepted or not, please ask.
Updating your gallery
Keep your gallery up to date. Updates are free as long as your Supporting Membership is active, otherwise, updates to galleries will cost 10 dollars, just press the donation button. Then, send us an e-mail and we will get it done over the next few weeks.Please consolidate changes into one “big” change if you can, rather than a few here and there.