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Emulsions from WAD 2022 | List of all emulsions 2022-2023

Anthotype emulsions A-Z from 2023

Avocado, probably “Hass” from California / Mexico (Persea americana) anthotype by Ralph Rinke

“Slice-Acado” by Ralph Rinke
Country: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Parts used: Skins: cleaned off all the flesh and chopped finely
Amount: 30 grams
Extracted by: Soaking in 100 mL distilled water with 10 mL of ammonia added, over
a period of one to two weeks. The ammonia will bring out the reds: shake/stir to
aerate the emulsion every day to intensify the colour
Thinner: Distilled water for smoother, easier coating
Application: Brushing with synthetic brush

Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) anthotype by Alba Cid

“Japanese blossom” by Alba Cid
Country: A Coruña, Spain
Parts used: Root
Amount: Half
Extracted by: Pre-cooked and peeled beetroot mashed in a blender
Thinner: A bit of tap water (I did 2 others with vodka alcohol and the results were more fuscia)
Application: Brushing

Begonia, Rieger (Begonia x hiemalis) anthotype by Rhonda Lee Usipiuk

“Begonia Mom” by Rhonda Lee Usipiuk
Country: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Parts used: Petals and petal parts
Amount: Small handful
Extracted by: Tearing, snipping with scissors, and grinding with mortar & pestle
Thinner: One tablespoon cheap vodka
Application: Brushing with foam brush; left small bits of plant material in the emulsion

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) anthotype by Alexandra Whiteside

“Golden Toad” by Alexandra Whiteside
Country: Texas, USA
Parts used: Fresh root/rhizome, purchased online
Amount: Two dozen 1″-3″ chunks of fresh roots, chopped into thin slices (about 2 cups of material)
Extracted by: Simmering of mixture
Thinner: Distilled water and reagent-grade pure alcohols (ethanol; possibly some methanol)
Application: Brushing on paper with a mop watercolor brush

Chili pepper (Capsicum annuum) anthotype by Dalene Marais

“Wind-blown Eucalyptus leaves” by Dalene Marais
Country: Gauteng, Johannesburg, Chartwell north AH, South Africa
Parts used: Chilly powder
Amount: 250 mL rubbing alcohol 91% and 50 g of chilly powder steeped and matured 12 months
Extracted by: Steeping in alcohol in a glass jar with lid in a dark cupboard
Thinner: Rubbing alcohol 91%
Application: Brushing in swift strokes to obtain some visual brush strokes

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This anthotype is part of World Anthotype Day

World Anthotype Day was started by AlternativePhotography.com in 2022. In August anthotype artists all over the world celebrate the anthotype process and send in their entries. We add them here to the database and create a reference book for each year. The purpose of the day is to build a large resource where artist can learn which pigmenets and plants that work and draw inspiration from other artists' work. The reference books can be found here:

Volume 1 is the first book in the series:
Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2022
Volume 1 contains 60 unique anthotype emulsions from 103 artists taking part from 31 countries.
 

Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2022


Volume 2 is the second book:
Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 2 – The collective research from photogaphers on World Anthotype Day 2023
Volume 2 contains 100 unique anthotype emulsions from 139 artists taking part from 31 countries.
 

Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 2 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2023


 
If you want to learn more about making anthotypes there is also the "how-to" book:
Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plantsMake prints using plants - an environmentally safe process!
 
The most comprehensive resource on Anthotypes.
 

Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants

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If you are already practising anthotype printing, we suggest making notes to document and learn:
Anthotype notebook50 pre-defined pages for you to document your anthotype process.
 

Anthotype notes – Document your anthotype process

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