Cyanotype by Anna Walsh

Anna Walsh

British artist Anna Walsh draws inspiration from her rural upbringing in Worcestershire and her mother’s environmental activism. With a background…

Cyanotype by Brian Nieman

Brian Nieman

Photographer Brian Nieman explores alternative processes and conducts workshops. His focus is on uncovering messages within layers of existence, preferring…

Columbia Art and Drafting, Portland, USA. In-store purchases only.

Paper, paints, drawing materials, framing, Columbia Art offers a selection of drafting supplies, art books, airbrush and picture framing material. Website: Address: 1515 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, US Email: Phone: +1(503) 232-2216

Silver and Light, Norway. Ships to Norway

Chemicals, kits, papers, lab equipment and accessories, etc. An online shop that aims to become your total supplier of chemistry and equipment for analogue photography and alternative photographic processes in Norway. Website: Email: Phone: +47 900 20 955

Awagami Factory, Yoshinogawa, Japan. In-store purchases (dist. around world). Ships globally

A brand of washi 100% crafted & produced by the Fujimori family in Tokushima, Japan. Awagami produces washi from natural fibers: Kozo, Bamboo, Mitsumata, Gampi and Hemp to create papers for Fine Art, Inkjet Printing, Crafts, Interior Design and Art Conservation. Website: Distributors: Address: Awagami Factory (Online Store) 136 Kawahigashi, Yamakawa-cho, Yoshinogawa-shi, Tokushima 779-3401 Japan Email: Phone: +81-883-42-2772

Atlantis, London, UK. In-store purchases. Ships globally

Papers, painting materials, printmaking, modelling, crafts, etc. An in store and online art shop started by artists, provides painting materials, printmaking, modelling, crafts materials, archival, etc. Website: Address: Unit 1 Bayford Street Industrial Centre, E8 3SE, London, England, UK Email: Phone: +442073778855 Shipping: Ships globally but need to contact for a manual delivery quote.

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Paper basics: Buffering

In alternative photographic processes, the choice of paper plays a crucial role in achieving a good print as well as in the archival quality and longevity of prints. Buffered and unbuffered papers are terms often encountered in this context. Some processes are fine with buffered papers and, in some processes, buffering will ruin the print. Writer / Malin Fabbri Photography / Malin Fabbri and John Brewer Most art papers today … Read more

Art Materials, Minneapolis, USA. In-store purchases. Ships globally

Paper (Hahnemühle Bamboo, Hahnemühle Cezanne, etc.), colours,  craft, etc. Art Materials offers a diverse and comprehensive line of traditional art supplies with a knowledgeable and creative staff. Website: Address: 2728 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408 Email: Phone: +1800-363-7709 / +1612-872-8088

Artist & Craftsman, 20 stores: Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle and more, USA. In-store purchases. Ships globally

Chemicals and kits, Paper, Art supplies and Printmaking, as well as Crafting materials, Painting, Drawing, Sculpting, Crafting, Studio, Specialty, etc. An employee-owned company. Website: Address: Around 20 stores in the USA; Baltimore, New York, Charleston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Hyattsville, Kansas City, Louisville, Madison, New Haven, Saugus, Pittsburgh, Maine, Oregon, San Diego, Seattle, Tacoma. More details on Email: Phone: 844-876-8076

Artisan Santa Fe, Santa Fe, USA. In-store purchases. Ships to USA except California

All kinds of colours, papers, etc. A full-service art supply store carries over 50,000 items that are NOT LISTED on the website, but which can also be shipped with your order. Please call Jeff at +1505.416.5707 or send him an email and he will be glad to help you with all your creative material needs! Website: Address: 2601 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 Email: Phone: +1505.954.4179 Fax: … Read more

Cyanotype by Rebecca Clark

Rebecca Clark

Rebecca Clark, a fine art photographer and educator, explores alternative processes in her work, notably cyanotype prints featuring imperfect plant specimens. Her compositions evoke themes of change and imbalance, diverging from traditional cyanotype methods. Recently retired from teaching, her artistry reflects a lifetime of exploration and education. From: Connecticut, USA Shows: Cyanotypes Rebecca Clark is a fine art photographer and educator. Her work has always involved some form of alternative … Read more

Kim Tillyer Cyanotypes

Kim Tillyer

After pursuing family life, Kim Tillyer returned to art, earning a first-class degree in Textiles and Surface Design. Her cyanotype art, featured on BBC Countryfile, culminated in her book “A Beginner’s Guide to Cyanotype.” From: Loweswater, Cumbria, UK Shows: Cyanotypes Kim Tillyer was born in London and moved to North Yorkshire at the age of 13 when her parents returned to the North York Moors and family roots in Middlesbrough. … Read more

Art Department, Salem, Oregon, USA. In-store purchases. Ships to USA

Paper, colours, tools and equipment for studios, crafting and DIY, etc. Art Department is a fine art and craft supply store. Website: Address: Art Department LLC, 254 Commercial Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301 Email: Phone: +1503 364 7465

Arches, France. In-store purchases only, worldwide distributors

Fine Art paper. ARCHES® is the paper mill that offers the most extensive range of fine art papers made on a cylinder mould. Website: Address: 48 route de Remiremont, 88380 Arches, France To find a store Email: Phone: +33 3 29 32 60 00

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Experiment with 100 prints of Scott

António Rebolo, a photography teacher in Portugal, adapted his classes during the COVID-19 pandemic by exploring anthotype processes at home. Documenting experiments in two notebooks led to “Scott, the Project,” an extensive exploration of historical and alternative photographic processes, reflecting a catalogue of alternative processes in photography. Writer / António Rebolo Photography / António Rebolo and Paula Lourenço António Rebolo lives in Portugal where he teaches Photography in an Art … Read more

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Interview with Edd Carr at the Sustainable Darkroom

Edd Carr, director of the Sustainable Darkroom, explores sustainable photography through alternative processes showcased in a documentary. With a focus on ecological practices, the project educates and inspires, aiming to redefine the environmental impact of traditional photography. Photography / Edd Carr Edd Carr is the director of the Sustainable Darkroom and recently released a documentary on sustainable photography. The documentary was made using a variety of alternative processes including Super … Read more

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Alternative Photographic Supplies, Poland. Ships globally

Paper, chemicals, workshop kits, film, tools, accessories, books, etc. Provide tested chemicals for the historical and alternative photographic processes, materials and accessories for large format and pinhole photography. Website: Address: Szlachetna Fotografia/ TSF Trójmiejskie Studio Fotografii Radosław Brzozowski ul. Akacjowa 1 83-034 Trąbki Wielkie Poland Email: Phone: +48793015354

Acuity Papers, Crawfordsville, USA. Ships to USA

Arches Text Wove, Awagami Platinum Rag, Fabriano Artistico, Fabriano Rosapina, Fabriano Unica, Hahnemühle Cézanne, Hahnemühle Platinum Rag, Hahnemühle William Turner, Legion, Masa, Pergamenata, etc. Fine Art Paper online retailer, ships across the USA Website: Address: Acuity Papers, 278 N 400 W, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 Email: Phone: 317-219-0344

Amicucci, Urbino, Italy. Ships globally

Paper, pigments, stationery, tools, equipment and machine, etc. A fine art shop provides a vast assortment of colours, artistic and printing papers, materials and tools for engraving, restoration, gilding, airbrushing, modelling, graphics, hobbies, etc. Website: Address: AMICUCCI BELLE ARTI Sas, Via Tomassini 1b, 61029 Urbino (PU) Email: Phone: 0722 2637 – 0722 327584