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Plano Road Wildwlowers, Nos. 1 and 2, 2016
As Time Goes By: The Changing Allure of Alternative Processes

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

Éventail, No. 1
19.5 in. x 11 in.
tricolor gum photograph, wood, wire
Printed blue, red, yellow.
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!

East Wind, No. 1
Tricolor gum bichromate photograph. 16 x 16 inches. See end of article for more technical information for this print.
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 […]

This gum print is from my series, Popping Gum: Exploring Pop Art in Gum. This is probably one of just a few prints which I can celebrate diverse web renderings. Regardless, I still prefer the physical print!
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.

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.

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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Making practice your praxis

Peter J. Blackburn argues the case for doing a bit of casual printing in-between more serious alternative process work.

Here is the underside of the printer showing two hinges and birch construction. Note the four square dowels which have been laminated to the bottom with epoxy which raises the platform from the table. This particular printer measures 16 x 20 inches.
A simple, economical contact printer

Peter J. Blackburn presents a simple printing device capable of producing sharp prints with ease.

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Gouache: The Curiously Disrespected Gem in Gum and Casein Printing

Peter J. Blackburn champions the case for gouache as a useful line of pigments in gum and casein printing.

Butterfinger Squared  Tricolor gum bichromate print. This is just one of hundreds of gum prints which can't be done this way. In fact, this print is just a figment of your imagination.
“Don’t Waste Your Time” and Other Pearls of Academic Wisdom

Peter J. Blackburn invites you to come and eavesdrop on a short conversation reflecting a sad state of affairs in art academia.

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