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Miscellaneous processes

Kytheratype by Richard Puckett
The Kytheratype: printing with copper and silver

A description of Richard Eugene Puckett’ Kytheratype photographic print process. A Kytheratype is a copper chloride print developed out with silver nitrate. Kythira is one of various names the ancient Greeks used for the goddess Aphrodite. Kythira/Aphrodite was according to legend, born at a beach on the island of Kythira. The island has ...
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Chemicals & kits


Chemicals for alternative photography, Salts (Platinum, Palladium, Gold), Ferric Oxalate, Instruments, Contact print frame, Box for Collodion plates and much more!


Preparing your image for cyanotype printing

An excerpt from Blueprint to cyanotypes: Exploring a historical alternative photographic process. Making photograms in the cyanotype process.

Photographers & people

Some of Tasha Lewis's cyanotype butterflies affixed to metal doors
Butterflies in Blue: A Worldwide Adventure

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

Carbon and carbro

Carbon print by Sandy King.
Carbon printing: An alternative process not for the faint of heart

Anthony Mournian gives us an overview of the Carbon printing process from the beginning of time to current state, easing us into the process one step at a time, including work from Sandy King who has truly mastered the process.

Open blog

Where there’s art, can cameras and cell phones be far behind? Do they really serve as competent recorders of “our work?”
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.

North American photographers – East & East Coast

Anne Arden McDonald
Anne Arden McDonald

Anne Arden McDonald is a Brooklyn, NY based visual artist working in Silver gelatin prints.

Open blog

Lindas Diptych
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.

North American photographers – South & mid west

David Brookover
David Brookover

North American photographers – South & Mid west From: Jackson, Wyoming, United States, USA. Shows: Photogravures, Platium/Palladiums, Silver gelatins. See gallery


J.F.W. Herschel taken by Julia Margaret Cameron
The chemistry of anthotypes

An excerpt from Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants. Sir John Herschels description of how light changes pigment to make an anthotype.

Surveys and polls

How do YOU use alternative photographic processes?

Please help out by filling out this survey - an initiative of Dutch Alternative Photography: The Practice of Alternative Photographic Processes Worldwide.

Miscellaneous processes

Electrotype print Richard Puckett
Electrumtype Kary prints

A description of Richard Eugene Puckett's Electrumtype Kary photographic print process.

Gum bichromate photographers

Crystal Edwards, previously Crystal Jackson
Crystal Edwards

From: Southern California, USA. Shows: Gum bichromates. See gallery

Open blog

Will the real Madame Matisse please stand up?
Color discrepancies are among a handful of shortcomings artists face when posting artwork on the web. Does it matter to you? What are the ramifications of your answer?
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.
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