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AlternativePhotography.com is very much FOR you and BY you. Here is a list of the very generous people, who have shared their expertise and knowledge for others to do better art. If you have something to share, read how to write articles here.

Alexey Alexeev

Photographer and researcher of alternative and historical photographic processes and the first to learn the Wet-Plate Collodion Process in modern Russia and is using it at a professional level.

Palma Allen

Originally from Finger Lakes area of NY but currently lives near Washington DC. She is a self-taught photographer with a background in music and art.

Filipe Alves

A Portuguese architect and 3D artist. With a passion for photography, astro-photography and holography.

Steve Anchell

An internationally published artist and author of The Darkroom Cookbook, The Variable Contrast Printing Manual, and The Film Developing Cookbook. Also conducts workshops.

Christina Z. Anderson

Christina Z. Anderson is an Associate Professor of Photography at Montana State University, Bozeman, where she specializes in alternative and experimental process photography. Her books The Experimental Photography Workbook and Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes have sold worldwide.

Michael Andrews

Invented the Ferric Gum process in the 70′s whilst trying to use photograghic methods as a way for artists to make prints, simply as an alternative to etching or lithography.

Gary Auerbach

Having seen his early work deteriorate, Gary searched for the more permanent photograph. Platinum became his medium. He also works in Polariod image transfers.

Jonathan Bailey

Lives in Tenants Harbor, Maine, USA, and is a self-taught photographer, who began his fascination with the ‘Diana’ camera (a $2 plastic toy) in 1979. He also runs workshops.

Shane Balkowitsch

Shane Balkowitsch like many of us, have no photographic formal training. He found a wet plate photograph online and knew that there was something special about it.  He bought John Coffer’s manual and is self taught, between October 2012 and November 2013 he has shot 389 plates. Shane’s work has also been accepted by the North Dakota Art Gallery Association for a traveling solo exhibition.

Scott Barnes

Author of “Making Photogravures With Polymer Plates” and a teacher of Printmaking, Photography, and Life Drawing at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

Carol Barton

Carol Barton is an author of two books on the craft of Pop-ups, The Pocket Paper Engineer I and II.

Steven Berkowitz

Steven Berkowitz is Associate Professor and Area Head of Photography for the Department of Art & Art Education at Tyler School of Art of Temple University.

Ivy Bigbee

An American artist working with the Polaroid techniques.

Emma Bjorndahl

Emma Bjorndahl runs the blog thisisnotdigital.org where she shares her progress in alternative processes.

Peter J. Blackburn

Peter J. Blackburn is a freelance photographer working in the Dallas, Texas area. For his alternative imagery, Peter chooses to work principally in tricolor with gum and casein bichromate processes.

Laura Blacklow

Author of New Dimensions in Photo Processes.

Diana Bloomfield

Diana Bloomfield, from Raileigh, North Carolina, USA, makes large format pinhole photographs.

Marco Boeringa

Marco Boeringa is a former biologist and IT specialist, now trying to make a living as a photographer and multi-disciplinary artist, with a keen interest in anything related to analog photography.

Nancy Breslin

Nancy Breslin works with a variety of techniques, including pinhole, cyanotype and gum, and teaches part-time at the University of Delaware.

Jonathan Brewer

Runs his own business which specializes in portraiture.

Dean Brierly

Admits to being a former editor of Camera & Darkroom magazine. He is currently a freelance contributor to photography and film journals, and is a lifelong silver-based photographic image maker.

Ruth Brown

Prints cyanotypes on fabric and is the author of Cyanotypes on fabric

Ed Buffaloe

A fine art photographer from Austin, Texas, USA and also owns and runs Unblinking Eye.

Andrea Canducci

A visual designer whose interests are linked to all forms of visual communication and in particular to the photographic medium as a system of purely subjective view.

Alex Chater

A temperaprinter from Southend on Sea in the UK.

Anita Chernewski

Runs the website The Pinhole Format Co. and is a pinhole artist and expert.

Wendy Cook

A New York artist working in the Polaroid processes.

Walter Crump

From Boston, USA and a pinhole artist since 1987. Published, exhibited and collected. Also teaches workshops.

Will Dunniway

A wet plate collodion artist and author of two books on the same subject.

Jill Enfield

New Yorker, working in the liquid emulsion, kallitype, pl/pd, writes books and teaches workshops.

Gail Erwin

An artist specializing in hand papermaking, artists books and alternative photography. She lives, works, teaches and exhibits in and around Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Mark L. Eshbaugh

Mark L. Eshbaugh is the author of Alternative Photography Processes.

Malin Fabbri

Malin Fabbri moved from Sweden to London to study, and earned an MA in Design at Central St. Martin’s. She has worked professionally with big media names in London, and has written three books on alternative photographic processes. In 1999 she began AlternativePhotography.com, and continues to be it’s editor.

Jesseca Ferguson

A Boston-based artist who have worked with pinhole for many years. Often combining the pinholes with cyanotypes or argyrotypes.

Jaqueline Van Fossen

A painter at heart, and has been working in the fibre and design field for a number of years. She is a member of the Edmonton Needlecraft Guild and the Edmonton Weavers Guild to offset her specialty of quilting.

Peter Fredrick

(1935-2009) Peter was a childhood survivor of the London Blitz, worked as a professional photographer and developed the Tempera print process.

Fabio Giorgi

A lawyer that after 25 years of legal practice had the chance to see the light again, of a life long passion in photography.

Andrew Glover

Inspired by his father, he grew up in Scotland with a strong interest in photography. Today he favors the Carbon process.

Cody Goddard

Cody Goddard likes working in the Polaroid 669 transfer process and making his own versions of the process.

Lloyd Godman

A Lecturer in Charge of Photography in New Zealand and regarded as one of the fore-most exponents of the alternative techniques in Australasia.

Elizabeth Graves

An artist working with cyanotype, vandyke and collodion and a keen experimenter with all sorts of alternative photographic processes.

Clay Harmon

A geophysicist for the purpose of feeding his family and a photographer for feeding his imagination.

Clive Heritage-Tilley

Clive Heritage-Tilley lives in England and has been a lecturer in photography (within the context of Art & Design) for the past 20 years. He has always been keen to experiment with alternative processes and explore a variety of possible images through variations in process technique and mixed media.

Robert Hirsch

An author of many photography books, like Seizing the light and Photographic Possibilities.

Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth lives in New York and photographs the East End of Long Island landscapes. Her hand-colored, infrared images have appeared in numerous art exhibits.

David Hoptman

Living in Tuscany, Italy, teaching photographic and Polymer gravure workshops from his home and studio in Tuscan Light Photographic Workshops.

Rosemary Horn

Rosemary Horn is from New Zealand and works in anthotypes and photosynthesis.

Larry Huhn

A life long photographer recently introduced to alternative processes and focusing on platinum and gum printing.

Egill Iblsen

Egill Iblsen is a part time artist living in Iceland using both classic and alternative photography as an artform.

Chad Jarvis

An albumen artist.

Melissa Jolley

Working with photography for over 20 years, Melissa creates hybrids with digital processes and alternative processes.

Art Kaplan

Researches alternative photographic processes at the Getty Conservation Institute.

Jan Kapoor

A pinhole artist who also work in several other alternative processes, like cyanotype and platinum and palladium.

Jurek Karwowski

In the south of Norway, Jurek works with Polymer Gravure. He is also a member of the Norwegian group called Bromkameratene.

Gregg Kemp

Gregg is a longstanding “pin head” and used to run Pinhole Visions for several years.

Sandy King

A photo historian and landscape photographer, working with large format cameras. He prints with carbon, kallitype and palladium, and is the author of The Book of Carbon and Carbro.

Terry King

One of the founders of APIS and also runs workshops.

Nicolai Klimaszewski

Likes working with unpredictable processes, and images made from porcelain, lithophane and woodburytypes. Teacher at the Photography Program at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.

Brian J. Krummel

A photographer who completed a BA in Arts from Pennsylvania State University in 1996, focusing on photography. He continued his own photographic experimentations and explorations, branching off into the interests of lo-fi, toy camera, and pinhole photography.

Matthew Kovacs

A nomadic traveling photographer and bookbinder from Melbourne, Australia. Commercially practicing wet plate collodion and various alternative processes.

Allan Lamb

A certified picture framer, and has been working in photography since 1960. The author of ‘Framing Photography’.

Jason Land

Starting out in journalism, he quickly switched to more artistic endeavors including aluminum plate, cyanotypes, liquid emulsion, palladium printing and most of all a digital image-to-surface transfer method, transferring to wood.

Bonny Pierce Lhotka

Bonny Lhotka is an internationally know artist and founding member of Digital Atelier ®. She is also the author of several books on transfers and mixed media.

Paul Lewis

A photographer, photochemist and metalsmith living in Canada, who enjoys the pleasures of classic cameras and infrared photography.

Jane A. Linders

Jane A. Linders explored different processes, and fell in love with the polaroid image transfer process and infrareds. Jane lives in St. Louis, Missouri and most of her images are shot in the midwest region of the country.

Sarah Lycksten

From Gothenburg, Sweden and prints with liquid emulsion and lumen prints.

Tina Maas

Tina studied for Jill Enfield, now lives in London and makes modern tin types and liquid light emulsion prints.

Spike MacGee

A freelancy copywriter and journalist with a strong interest in the alternative processes.

Sean Mackenna

An experienced ‘Wethead’.

Farah Mahbubu

Farah is lecturing photography at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan.

Nitsa Malik

Originally from Israel but moved to Los Angeles in the early 90′s. Photographing with analogue cameras, experimenting in the darkroom, creating mixed media pieces and processing salt prints.

Barbara Maloney

An American living in Germany and a photographer for over 25 years, Barbara workes in photographic print process such as intaglio printmaking.

Arrigo Mamone

Arrigo Mamone from Italy is working in Heliogravure, or photogravure.

Selby Markham

A retired psychologist starting with a box Brownie but now using a range of formats from 16mm to 4×5. Involved in developing skills in alternative processes at the Melbourne Camera Club.

John Marriage

A writer for Photographica World.

Marek Matusz

A Polish-born American with a chemist degree. He is a self-taught photographer who likes working in Chrysotypes, Satista prints and Lumen.

Lars Mellberg

Lars Mellberg lives in Sweden on a little island in the Lake Mälaren where he works as a teacher and gives courses in alternative processes.

Peter Miller

Peter Miller runs workshops and also sells his Intaglio prints.

Jason Greenberg Motamedi

A Photographer, Daguerreotypist, and Anthropologist. His photography adapts 19th century technologies, notably Daguerreotypy and Wet-Plate Collodion, to contemporary aesthetic, intellectual, and ideological concerns.

Jean-Claude Mougin

Jean-Claude Mougin is a French photographer and philosophy teacher. He has been working with palladium and platine for the last 30 years.

Anthony Mournian

Writes the Photographers’ Formulary monthly newsletter, prints silver gelatins likes fing whilst walking. Watch out for low branches!

Eric Neilsen

An alternative photograher based in the US.

Paul Nesmith

A photographer and sculptor who has used the camera to explore his experiences with war in both Bosnia and Iraq, border life in Arizona, and extreme sport in the wilds of Montana. He currently lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.

Alberto Novo

A chemist – fond of mountains and photography, and born in Venice, Italy. And a member of the Rodolfo Namias Group.

Elizabeth Opalenik/a>

Living in the Bay Area of San Francisco, USA, Elizabeth Opalenik works with Mordançages. You may know her from her book Poetic Grace – Elizabeth Opalenik Photographs 1979-2007.

Selina Oppenheim

Selina has been a consultant to creative professionals for over 20 years. The president of Port Authority Inc. one of US’s leading talent consulting firm.

Amber Reumann Engfer

Experimentation in the darkroom and using UV rays led to a unique combination of gelatin silver and cyanotype in Amber’s work. Silver gelatin cyanotypes has captured the attention and curiosity of viewers, many of whom have not considered combining these two processes.

Mark Scholer Pedersen

Silver gelatin and dry plate photography.

JE Piper

JE Piper is a native New York City photographer and artist focusing on the city’s vernacular architecture, working predominately with pinhole cameras and alternative processes, as well as conventional digital and film cameras..

Richard Puckett

Richard Puckett is the author of The Old Made New and works in the Dry Print-Out Processes with Gold, Palladium, and Platinum.

Heather Siple

From Delaware, USA and loves to experiment with cameras, lenses, peephole photography and anthotypes.

Carlo Ponzoni

A resourceful Italian who builds his own UV printer and lenses.

Jalo Porkkala

Jalo Porkkala is studying and using historical and alternative processes, both in his own artistic work and at the university he is teaching at.

Renata Ratajczyk

An internationally acclaimed photographer and digital artist specializing in photo illustration, fashion and fine art portraiture, using Polaroids in her work.

Jim Read

A UK based photographer who works in the cyanotype process.

Ron Reeder

Ron Reeder (1939-) lives on Mercer Island, Washington. He retired in 2002 and began a second career in photography. He has written two books and several articles on digital negatives. He prefers processes like palladium, gum bichromate and albumen.

Martin Helmut Reis

A Canadian photographer of alternative processes since 1999.Can be found in Toronto cafes absorbed in his copy of Silver Sunbeam and an old folder camera.

Tim Rudman

One of the world experts on Lith priting and author of several books on the subject.

Hans Rooseboom

Curator of Photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Denise Ross

Founder of The Light Farm and keen on the silver gum process.

Natasha Sanchez

A photographer & songwriter from New Orleans who works in liquid emulsion and lumen and hand paints her work.

Robert A. Schaefer Jr.

A New York based photographer working in the Cyanotype and other alt processes. His work is often inspired by architecture.

Anders Schildt

An ex-photography teacher who favors the oilprint techiques.

Heather Siple

An internationally published artist, Siple is a dedicated practitioner of peephole photography and the alchemy of the darkroom.

George L. Smyth

An American photographer who specializes in the Bromoil process and is a regular lecturer on pinhole photography.

Balazs Sprenc

A Hungarian artist who likes working with cyanotypes, argentotypes, lumen prints and loves the smell of polaroid chemicals.

Terri Sprinkle

Lives in Atlanta, GA, USA where she keeps a home darkroom and also works in bromoil, lith printing and hand coloring her silver gelatin prints. She has taught workshops in beginner’s hand coloring and sells her work locally, and started ThePhotoBeat.com photography forum in 2009.

Helen Stead

Helen Stead is a visual artist based in Manchester, U.K. She specialises in mixed media, textiles and alternative photography processes.

Anne Storm van Leeuwen

Anne Storm van Leeuwen makes beautiful handmade papers and prints her cyanotypes and gum bichromates on these papers.

Dr. Dusan Stulik

Researches alternative photographic processes at the Getty Conservation Institute.

Dave Symonds, F.R.P.S. E.F.I.A.P.

Born in Birmingham England in 1948, and took up photography in 1985. Since then he has gained two Associateships of The Royal Photographic Society in 1991 – Colour Prints & Colour Slides.

Angelo Taibi

Born in Sicily, lives in Italy and prints b&w, liquid emulsion and cyanotypes.

Henk Thijs

A bromoil artist from the Limburg region, south of the Netherlands.

Kirk V. Toft LRPS

A British practioneer (the only one?) of the Oleobrom process and a member of the International Societly of Bromoilists.

Seth Troutner

A keen gum printer inventing his own start up kit.

Tarja Trygg

A student of Solargraphy, Tarja is undertaking a project to map the sun’s path across the world with help of her can-assistants.

Alex Tymków

A photographer and Senior Photography Technician in the School of Media & Photography, University of Plymouth, UK.

Sarah Van Keuren

Teacher at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as an adjunct professor and author of A Non-Silver Manual.

Dr. Mike J. Ware

A British chemist and inventor of the New Cyanotype process – amongst others and an author of many books.

Ken Watson

Amateur photographer and wet plate collodion expert, a serious “wet head”.

Wynn White

An american artist living in Japan.

Taylor Whitney

An archivist of private and corporate collections, President and Founder of Preserving the Past, in LA, California and pursuing her Masters Degree in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management.

Erik Wiklund

Erik likes experimenting with Polaroids, doing lifts, transfers, paper negs and SX-70s.

Peter Wiklund

A Stockholm based writer and photographer and a serious “pin head”.

Brady Wilks

A fine art photographer, print maker, and professor of photography. Currently showing work in galleries, selling prints, writing how-to articles, teaching college darkroom and alternative process courses and workshops in the greater D.C. area.

Bill Winkler

Bill Winkler is a native New Yoker, currently living in San Bernardino. His passion is Layered Transparencies on Glass, and is working on a homemade panchromatic silver emulsions for making glass plate separation negatives.

Scott Wittenburg

Scott Wittenburg is a photography teacher and the host of Photography 101, the top photo podcast on iTunes. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Christopher A. Wright

Christopher Wright has been making large-format photographs since 1980. Born with a very rare connective tissue disease, nonetheless Wright has degrees in languages and in History of Religions. He is self-taught in photography, and since 2000, has used grants to learn and to put into practice such antique processes as Calotype, Collodion (wet and dry); salted and albumen prints, argentotype, and energiatype.

Brian Young

Formerly an academic engineer and originally from London, Brian now lives in Berlin where he practices, researches and writes about alternative processes, pinholing and traditional film photography.

Angela Young

Angela Young from Wisconsin, USA, has a BFA in printmaking and is pursing a MFA in the same subject. She works in Copper photogravure and Photolithography.

Ellie Young

Ellie Young teaches alternative photographic processes in Australia and is an author of The Salt Print Manual.

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