Platinum print by Jurgen Estanislao

Jurgen Estanislao

Jurgen Estanislao, an ultra-large format photographer, specialises in fine art platinum prints. With a background in product design and visual…

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Light Rider Studios – communal darkroom, Oregon, USA

Community darkroom & digital studio space . Also Supplies ; alt processes kits, alt process printing services,  & lessons ; film & processing , scanning, printing, etc. Website : Adress: Light Rider Studios, 2150 NE Conifer Blvd Corvallis, OR 97330, USA Email : Phone: 541-602-4342 Shipping: We are mostly local as it’s mostly hands on but we have alt processes kits we can ship & artists’ work & … Read more

Salt print by Paige Billin-Frye

Paige Billin-Frye

Paige Billin-Frye, an artist and photographer based in Washington, DC, delves into 19th-century photo processes like cyanotypes and salt prints, often toning them with plants from her yard. She intertwines her interests in illustration, hand-bookbinding, and urban landscapes into her work. From: Washington, DC, USA Shows: Cyanotypes and Salt prints Paige Billin-Frye is an artist, photographer, illustrator and hand-bookbinder living in Washington, DC. She began printing photos when she was … Read more

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It’s big… it’s huge… it’s The MASSIVE paper chart for alternative processes

Is “massive” as in a massive paper chart for alternative photographic processes an exaggeration? No, more of an understatement. Christina Z. Anderson has run countless tests on any paper she could lay her hands on and is generously sharing her findings in a free version. To recoup some of the thousands of dollars spent on testing – as well as getting all the details – you can get the full … Read more

The Entries for World Anthotype Day 2023

Call for entries: World Anthotype Day 2024, open 1st – 17th of August

The initiative of World Anthotype Day was started here by us, and the first event took place 2022. This will now (hopefully) be an annual event on the 3rd Saturday in August. It is a global event, and everyone who is an experienced or aspiring anthotyper is invited to take part.  We are very excited to announce that the THIRD World Anthotype Day will take place this year on the … Read more

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Photography rebus 14

Rebus time! Can you figure out the word? Ok, so the first image may be a little tricky, pretend it’s a door. Comment below (no cheating looking at the comments now!)

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Duotone cyanotypes #3 – Make negatives using GIMP

Part 3 in Matthew Bary’s series Duotone cyanotype is a detailed guide for creating cyanotype negatives using Gimp software. It covers steps for flipping images, adjusting colors, adding registration marks, separating images into color components, applying curves, and exporting negatives for cyanotype printing. Writer and photography / Matthew Bary Lets start with a picture we want to use based on the previous step Duotone cyanotypes #2 – Pick your subject. … Read more

Lumen print by Stig Marlon Weston

Stig Marlon Weston

Stig Marlon Weston, a photographer from Oslo, Norway, has over 25 years of experience in analog photography, emphasizing alternative processes to explore the connection between subject and image. His work, showcased internationally, focuses on landscape photography and experimental techniques. Weston also manages CYAN studio and initiated the Nordic Analog Network. From: Oslo, Norway Shows: Chemigrams, Lumen prints and Silver gelatin Photograms Stig Marlon Weston studied professional photography right before digital … Read more

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Composite calendar – alternative processes

Our Composite calendar features 12 beautiful images in alternative processes. There are 2 versions available wide or tall with various shipping options. Wide format coming soon!   Composite calendar – 2025 – TALL format Order to USA and Canada: 2025 week starting Monday 2025 week starting Sunday Ledger (11 x 16.5″) size 37 USD Wire with hook top Order to Europe, Asia and Rest of the World: 2025 week starting … Read more

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Duotone cyanotypes #2 – Pick your subject

Part 2 in Matthew Bary’s series Duotone cyanotype about choosing subjects for cyanotype printing and considering the limitations of the duotone cyanotype process. With two-layer cyanotypes, color options are restricted, favoring black, white, brown, red, or blue hues. Writer and photography / Matthew Bary Following on from Duotone cyanotypes #1 – Many failed attempts, the first thing to note for the duotone cyanotype process is that only using two layers … Read more

Cyanotype by Greta Koshenina

Greta Koshenina

Greta Koshenina is a working artist who combines archival family photos with contemporary photographs to depict her own mythology. From: Water Valley, Mississippi, USA Shows: Cyanotypes Greta Koshenina is a photographer, videographer, poet, and curator based in Oxford and Water Valley, Mississippi. Cyanotypes provide a natural method of producing images that embody an antiquated aesthetic and convey a transient quality found in dreams, childhood memories, and mythology. Much of Koshenina’s … Read more

Sustainable options

Fill out the survey and contribute to this page, which aims to be a living document and a resource and a page containing a list of more sustainable options for some of the chemicals used in alternative photographic processes. The survey will be open until the end of May. Researched by / Malin Fabbri, Anne Eder and Henri Blommers The survey is now closed. Thank you for taking part. The … Read more

Duotone cyanotypes #1 – Many failed attempts

Matthew Bary started his toning journey here with Creating multi-coloured cyanotype prints and Multi colored cyanotypes. He has since worked out his method of toning cyanotypes and shares it here in this 7-part series. Get ready to dive in! Writer and photography / Matthew Bary A few years ago I (Matthew Bary) found an article on Multi colored cyanotypes  from 2010 on making multi-layer cyanotypes. At the time I thought … Read more

Gum Portraits on BFK Rives: A Paper to Embrace

Peter J. Blackburn once again gives face time to the gum-printing virtues of unmodified BFK Rives. Give it a try? Writer and photography / Peter J. Blackburn So, here I am again, touting the amazing and bedazzling BFK Rives printmaking paper for gum prints. This time, I present you with five portraits printed in different styles on unaltered, unshrunk, right-out-of-the-package BFK Rives. If you missed my first article exploring gum … Read more

Cyanotype by Marian Fannon Christian

Marian Fannon Christian

Marian Fannon Christian, a British/Irish artist, draws inspiration from her upbringing in rural Ireland and extensive travels. Her art, spanning ink, pastels, watercolours, acrylics, and cyanotypes, explores the transcendental and seeks to evoke serenity through natural motifs. From: Leeds, UK Shows: Cyanotypes Marian Fannon Christian is a British/Irish artist who has travelled extensively. She grew up in beautiful and primitive surroundings in Co. Mayo on the west coast of Ireland … Read more

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Pinhole photography and cyanotype

Is it possible to make pinhole photography with cyanotype? Inês Valente gives it her best shot and shares the results. Writer and photography / Inês Valente I (Inês Valente) have done a lot of research over the years on making cyanotypes in pinhole cameras and have never come to a plausible conclusion.  To begin with, for those who don’t know, pinhole photography is photography that is taken without a lens, … Read more

Milly’s Cameras, UK, Ships globally

Making film camera repair materials. Helping photographers and collectors restore their prized cameras. UK small scale manufacturer. Website: 18 Green Walk, Fareham PO15 6AZ, Hampshire