Kerry Herschell

Kerry Herschell, a devoted photographer, recently fell in love with cyanotypes and explores them for unique storytelling. Inspired by global…

Alternative Photographic Supplies, Trąbki Wielkie, 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: https://www.alternativephotographicsupplies.com/ Address: Szlachetna Fotografia/ TSF Trójmiejskie Studio Fotografii Radosław Brzozowski ul. Akacjowa 1 83-034 Trąbki Wielkie Poland Email: kontakt@szlachetnafotografia.com 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: https://www.acuitypapers.com/ Address: Acuity Papers, 278 N 400 W, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 Email: markbrown@acuitypapers.com 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: https://amicucci.it/ Address: AMICUCCI BELLE ARTI Sas, Via Tomassini 1b, 61029 Urbino (PU) Email: info@amicucci.it Phone: 0722 2637 – 0722 327584

Katayoun Dowlatshahi. Katayoun Dowlatshahi by Clare Freestone, 2022

A Historical Journey in Colour: Researching Yevonde & Vivex

Dr Katayoun Dowlatshahi, commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery in London, shares her journey creating 25 color carbon prints for the Yevonde: Life and Colour exhibition. Her research delves into historical pigments, the Vivex process, and the evolution of carbon printing, emphasizing accuracy in recreating Yevonde’s visionary work. Writer and photography / Dr Katayoun Dowlatshahi Yevonde: Life and Colour (2023).  Travelling by train through East Anglia, during February 2023 on … Read more

Detail of the milkweed seeds experiment.

Transforming Objects – Cyanotypes on Teabags and Shells

Émilie Léger turns everyday things into stunning art pieces. From eggshells to tea bags, she works her magic with ordinary items, creating something extraordinary along the way. Writer and photography / Émilie Léger “In my recent cyanotype work, I have been experimenting with the cyanotype process on everyday objects. By doing this, I find a new use for familiar objects and I use them for contemporary experimentation.” Cyanotypes on objects … Read more

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Zebra Dry Plates, Slovenia. Ships globally

Dry plate Tintype and wet plate collodion frames and holders. Cyanotype kit. Developers and chemicals, Drying racks. Large wooden camera. The cyanotype kit is New Cyanotype formula: This Zebra New Cyanotype Sensitiser is based on Mike Ware formula and comes in a convenient 100ml dark bottle together with a measuring pipette, gloves & instructions.  It has extended shelf-life, making it hassle-free and long-lasting. Website: https://zebradryplates.com/ Address: Pot v dolino 31a, … Read more

Magasin Sennelier, Paris, France. Ships to France

Arches, Fabriano, Hahnemuhle, Canson paper, gamblin wax, art supplies, pigments, cyanotype, gum bichromate and chiba system supplies, archival and storage boxes. A well-stocked art supply store, with most things you need. I have not been there, but from the pictures, it looks like a really old establishment that knows what they are doing. Would love to hear from someone who has been. Website: Magasinsennelier.art Addresses – 3 locations in Paris: … Read more

Konstexpo, Sweden, Denmark, Finland. Ships to Scandinavia

Hahnemuhle, Canson and Awagami papers. Large printouts on artpaper. Sell papers both as individual items and packages with a mix of papers. Websites: Sweden: Konstexpo.se , Prästkragens väg 15, 2 tr, 132 36 Saltsjö-Boo. Please book appointment beforehand. Finland: Konstexpo.fi Denmark: Konstexpo.dk      

Sizing paper for alternative processes and cyanotype

Paper basics: Sizing paper for alternative photographic processes

A few decades ago, when I first started out, I believed sizing was about cutting the paper into the right size: I was very wrong. When a paper is “sized”, glue is used to bind the paper to control the absorption of liquids—the capillarity—in the fibres. Writer and photography / Malin Fabbri A paper towel is unsized and very absorbent since you are supposed to use it to wipe up … Read more

Phoenix Paper / brush sensibilisation

Citrate Copperplate Photogravure

This new citrate copperplate photogravure sensitizer has a number of undeniable advantages when used in copperplate photogravure, Hervé Sachy takes us through the process. Writer and photography / Hervé Sachy This is for experienced and advanced users only. The Fenton reaction for copperplate photogravure—Theorical principle of the use of Chiba System (a non toxic alternative to the dichromate processes). What is the Fenton reaction? The Fenton reaction is an oxidation … Read more

Graphic Chemical & Ink, Chicago, USA. In store purchases only

Papers, inks and brushes. A large selection of papers and very knowledgable. Website: https://www.graphicchemical.com/ Adress: Graphic Chemical 728 North Yale Avenue Villa Park IL 60181 USA Phone: 630-832-6004 or 1.800.465.7382 Email: sales@graphicchemical.com

Direct silver mirroring with bronzing effect and mackie line by Recipe 1

Alternative silver mirroring toning

Lexy Xiao finds alternative ways to do the silver mirroring toning without the commercial toners which are mostly discontinued today. She shares her recipes and process here. Writer and photography / Lexy Liangzi Xiao | 肖靓子 WARNING: This is for experienced and advanced users only. Read the safety sheets before attempting to use chemicals and use the correct safety equipment. Hazardous chemicals are used. A little knowledge about silver mirroring … Read more

Moersch Photochemie, Hürth, Germany. Ships to Germany

Papers (Hahnemühle Platinum Rag), analogue developers, photo paper Website: https://www.moersch-photochemie.de/ Email: wolfgang@moersch-photochemie.de Address: Moersch Photochemie Am Heideberg 48 50354 Hürth Germany Phone: +49-2233-943137

Shepherds Bookbindning, London, UK. Ships to Europe

Paper: Arches, BFK Rives, Bockingford, Japanese papers, archival boxes and bookbinding material. Website: https://store.bookbinding.co.uk/store/ Address: 30 Gillingham Street Victoria London SW1V 1HU United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0)20 7233 9999 Email: Through website

Linhof studios, Essex, UK. Ships to Europe

Printing frames. Bergger paper and cyanotype kit. Website: https://www.linhofstudio.com/products/Contact-Printing-Frames Phone: +44 (0)1702 716116 Email: info@linhofstudio.com Adress: Linhof & Studio Ltd Image House 204 Leigh Road Leigh-on-Sea Essex SS9 1BS UK