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Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1

by Malin Fabbri

  The first book in the series from World Anthotype Day
Anthotype Emulsions Volume 1
Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2022.

“Dedicated artists from all over the world experiment and contribute their valuable discoveries page by page. The beauty is alluring, and the possibilities are endless.”

Peter J. Blackburn.
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In the press: In Silvergrain Classics Issue #17, Winter 2022:

Review in Silvergrain Classics


Read the Review of Anthotypes Emulsions, Volume 1: “Consider this book as a springboard to immediately and easily propel you into the world of anthotypes with a minimum of equipment, time, and expense. Others will find the book a resource to build upon…”

Learn from the collective experience from World Anthotype Day.

Paperback format on Amazon Kindle:

  • Format: Paperback, 82 pages, full colour
  • Size: 20.3 x 25.4 cm or 8×10 inches
  • ISBN: 979-8358167308

Paperback format on Lulu

  • Format: Paperback, 82 pages, full colour
  • Size: 21.6 x 27.9 cm or 8,5×11 inches

E-book format here on

  • Format: PDF, 82 pages, full colour
  • Size: 20.3 x 25.4 cm or 8×10 inches
  • Format: 8×10 inches
  • Publisher: (2022)

About the anthotype emulsions book

On Saturday the 20th of August 2022 the World’s FIRST EVER Anthotype Day took place, initiated and facilitated by a small team at

Over 100 artists from all over the globe sent in their anthotypes and research notes of prints made from plants, powders or dyes. The collective research gathered on the day has been compiled in this book covering 60 plants: African Lily, Algae / Spirulina, Amaranth, Arjuna tree, Basil, Beach Rose, Beech, Beetroot, Black Grape, Black Raspberry, Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Blueberry, Bougainvillea, Butterfly Pea, Celadine Poppy, Chard, Cherry, Chocolate Cosmos, Christmas Cactus, Coffee, Cootamundra Wattle, Dahlia, Eastern Red Columbine, English Cucumber, Geranium, Hardy Hibiscus, Hierbamora / Black Nightshade, Kembang Telang, Marigold, Matcha, Moss-Rose Purslane, Northern White Cedar, Oak Apple, Onion, Ora-pro-nóbis, Paprika, Pau Brasil, Petunia, Phasey bean, Pokeberry, Poppy, Raspberry, Red cabbage, Red Pepper, Rose Madder or Dyer’s Madder, Rowanberry, Royal Grape, Skunk Cabbage, Spinach, Strawberry, Sunflower, Sweet Paprika, Turmeric, Violet, Walnut, Watercress, Winter Purslane, Woad and Yerba Mate.

Next time you want to know if a plant can be used to make an anthotype, just look it up – or use the book as inspiration to try something new.

About the editor

Malin Fabbri grew up in Sweden, and in her early twenties moved to London to study. She earned an M.A. in Design at Central St. Martin’s School of Design, but publishing her thesis felt more like a beginning than an end. Malin decided to combine her academic and practical experience and started in 2000. The website still maintains its origins as a source of information and research for alternative photographic processes and represents almost 400 artists. Malin actively manages the expansion of the site as editor. She researches alternative photographic processes, makes her own prints and runs workshops. Malin has also worked professionally with big media names like Time magazine and CNBC Europe. Malin is the co-author of Blueprint to cyanotypes and From pinhole to print, the editor of the alternative photography art book Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition I representing 115 artists working in alternative photographic processes, and the author of Blueprint to cyanotypes – Exploring a historical alternative photographic process,  a beginners book on cyanotypes, Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants, which is the only book dedicated to the anthotype process, Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 which contains the anthotype research of 100 artists from World Anthotype Day, and creator of two notebooks Anthotype notes – Document your anthotype process, and Cyanotype notes – Document your cyanotype process. She has a strong interest in all alternative processes. Malin now lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden and has two sons, Maximillian and Ruben.

The front cover of Anthotype Emulsions Volume 1
The front cover of Anthotype Emulsions Volume 1
The map shows participants from all over the world.
The map shows participants from all over the world.
There is some very very basic "how to" in the book.
There is some very very basic “how to” in the book.
But the main focus is all the different anthotype emulsions.
But the main focus is all the different anthotype emulsions.
The final print is shown as well as descriptions of how the print was made, as well as a picture of the plant or pigment that was used.
The final print is shown as well as descriptions of how the print was made, as well as a picture of the plant or pigment that was used.
60 different anthotype emulsions are described by 100 anthotype artists.
60 different anthotype emulsions are described by 100 anthotype artists.


Artists in the book

The list of artists represented in this book can be seen in the World Anthotype Day 2022 gallery.

Anthotype emulsions

The book contains research on 60 emulsions:

  • African Lily
  • Algae / Spirulina
  • Amaranth
  • Arjuna tree
  • Basil
  • Beach Rose
  • Beech
  • Beetroot
  • Black Grape
  • Black Raspberry
  • Blackberry
  • Blackcurrant
  • Blueberry
  • Bougainvillea
  • Butterfly Pea
  • Celadine Poppy
  • Chard
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate Cosmos
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Coffee
  • Cootamundra Wattle
  • Dahlia
  • Eastern Red Columbine
  • English Cucumber
  • Geranium
  • Hardy Hibiscus
  • Hierbamora / Black Nightshade
  • Kembang Telang
  • Marigold
  • Matcha
  • Moss-Rose Purslane
  • Northern White Cedar
  • Oak Apple
  • Onion
  • Ora-pro-nóbis
  • Paprika
  • Pau Brasil
  • Petunia
  • Phasey bean
  • Pokeberry
  • Poppy
  • Raspberry
  • Red cabbage
  • Red Pepper
  • Rose Madder or Dyer’s Madder
  • Rowanberry
  • Royal Grape
  • Skunk Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Strawberry
  • Sunflower
  • Sweet Paprika
  • Turmeric
  • Violet
  • Walnut
  • Watercress
  • Winter Purslane
  • Woad
  • Yerba Mate

16 thoughts on “Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1”

  1. Are Anthotypes chemical free? I would like to do more alternative processes but have high chemical sensitivities. Maybe this would be a good fit. Thanks for your reply.

  2. Well done Malin, the book is a great resource.
    I’ll have to start planning for next years Anthotype Day.
    Looking forward to my hard copy.

  3. Inspiration is flowing when I turn the pages in the book. Looking at the work from others and new ideas in my mind. Can’t wait for next summer to test some emulsions.

  4. I really enjoyed reading the ebook and look forward to trying some of the emulsions included in the book in the summer. There was such a big variety in emulsions included and plenty of mixtures of various ingredients to make emulsions. I liked the ebook and decided to buy a hard copy for reference from Lulu which arrived promptly.

  5. Glad you enjoy it! Thank you for your wonderful praise. The deliveries of the paperbook varies I have noticed dependent on where you are. Some get it within days, some 2 weeks. Enjoy the experimentation with new emulsions!

  6. I’ve started reading at eBook and I’m really enjoying it. I have already encouraged myself to do a test with an emulsion that I had never tried before. I love reading some of Malin anecdotes. Hoping my paper book arrives soon. Thanks for the effort.

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