Anthotype notes – Document your anthotype process

by Malin Fabbri

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This notebook contains pre-defined pages with enough room to document 50 anthotypes.

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Document your anthotypes and learn from your own reflections.

  • Format: Paperback, 104 pages (enough space to document 50 prints) 
  • Colour cover, black & white interior
  • Printed by: Amazon/Kindle and Lulu
  • Size: 15.24×22.86 cm or 6×9 inches
  • Publisher: AlternativePhotography.com (2022)

About the anthotype notebook

I (Malin Fabbri, editor of AlternativePhotography.com) started compiling my scraps of scattered paper into a notebook whilst researching anthotypes in 2008. Since the exposure times of an anthotype can be days or weeks I often forgot what I had done by the time it was developed. This notebook is what I use myself and I would love to share it with you to help you make better prints too. It will help you keep track of your experiments and evolve your process.

This notebook contains pre-defined pages with enough room to document 50 anthotypes, starting with the name of the plant or pigment and continuing with the process of collecting pigments, making an emulsion, coating the substrate and keeping track of exposure times and season. There is also room to reflect on the result and document what may improve the final print.

Anthotype Notebook

Room to document 50 anthotypes on the pre-formatted pages.
Room to document 50 anthotypes on the pre-formatted pages.
Anthotype Notes book example
Example of note pages from Malin Fabbri
Anthotype kit to take on hikes
Teresa Guxens takes her small anthotype kit and the notebook on her hikes and uses them on the spot.
Anthotype Notebook
António Rebolo documented over 100 anthotypes using the notebook

From Malin Fabbri

This notebook was simply born out of my own need to document and learn from my process. While researching the anthotype process and looking for emulsions I wanted to find an easier way to document my findings to be able to share my research on different anthotype emulsions. I hope it can help others too. 

About the author

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 AlternativePhotography.com 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, which is this notebook 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.

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