American photographers

Timothy McCoy photo polymer gravure

Timothy McCoy

Timothy McCoy explores alternative photographic processes to evoke the timelessness of his images and their interpretative rather than documentary intent. He works in 3 different processes for 3 different reasons. From: Cumming, Georgia, USA Shows: Albumen, Polymer Photogravures, Palladium prints Timothy McCoy creates images to transform the “reality” seen through the camera lens into expressions of the oneness and wonder found in Buddhist/Taoist philosophy. His approach has been influenced by … Read more

Cyanotype by Karen Molloy

Karen Molloy

Karen Molloy’s work explores the textural substrate of her life in the urban environment using patterns, rhythms, and textures around her. She uses cyanotype on paper and fabric. From: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA Shows: Cyanotypes Karen Molloy is an artist living and working in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. Her work explores the textural substrate of her life in the urban environment. Drawing from the patterns, rhythms, and textures around her, she uses … Read more

Cyanolumen by Suanne Peterson

Suanne Peterson

Suanne Peterson focuses on non-toxic, darkroom-free photographic processes and draws and photographs things she observes. From: Medford, Massachusetts, USA Shows: Anthotypes, Chlorophyll prints, Cyanolumen, Cyanotype and Lumen Suanne is a teacher and avid gardener living in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She lives with her husband, their daughter and two cats. When she is not at work or weeding she likes to hike, ski, and experiment with non-toxic (or less … Read more

Larz Grenier Cyanotype

Larz Grenier

Larz Grenier from Maine, USA, was inspired by his father to create a pinhole camera as a child and is now focusing on flora and fauna to create his cyanotypes. From: Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. Shows: Cyanotypes. Larz Grenier was born and raised in a small town in rural Maine and now resides in New Hampshire. From a young age, Larz’s fascination with drawing and painting became apparent, often encouraged … Read more

Daguerreotype by Devon John Chebra

Devon John Chebra

Devon John Chebra from Pennsylvania, USA uses alternative processes and recycled material to print anthotypes, chlorophyll prints and daguerreotypes. From: Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA Shows: Anthotypes, Chlorophyll prints and Daguerreotypes. Devon John Chebra is an artist, photographer, and lover of the natural world. Using alternative photographic processes and foraged and repurposed art materials, she strives to create reminders of the magic and wonderment hiding in the most mundane parts of our … Read more

Wynn White Salt print with water from Tokyo Bay

Wynn White

Wynn White is an American photographer making his home in Chiba, Japan. He learned his craft through trial and error in the field and in the darkroom. Wynn practices various historic printing techniques including salt, cyanotype, kallitype, Vandyke and argyrotype. From: Payette, Idaho, USA, but lives Chiba, Chiba, Japan Shows: Argyrotypes, Cyanotypes, Kallitypes, Salt prints and Vandykes. Wynn White is an American photographer making his home in Chiba, Japan. He … Read more

Vandyke by Susan Chainey

Susan Chainey

Susan Chainey has been working on and off in the darkroom with alternative photographic processes since the 70s. She currently works with Cyanotypes and Vandykes. From: Berkeley, California, USA. Shows: Cyanotypes and Vandykes. Susan Chainey taught English for over thirty years but her other work/love was photography (which she also taught occasionally). In the 1970’s she concentrated on portraits, using traditional film and darkroom processing techniques. At the same time, … Read more

Colin Knight Vandyke

Colin Knight

Colin Knight, a surgeon, also studied photography and works in cyanotypes, polymer photogravure and vandykes. From: Miami, Florida, USA. Shows: Cyanotypes, Polymer Photogravure and VanDykes. Colin Knight is a Miami-based photographer and pediatric surgeon. He initially studied black and white photography at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He’s currently an MFA candidate in Photography at Barry University where he studied alternative processes with Scott Weber and RemiJin Camping. … Read more

David Marsh

David Marsh started exploring alternative photographic processes during the pandemic, he shares his gold-toned salt prints. From: Escondido, USA. Shows: Salt prints. Born in San Diego, California – David Marsh was a 20-year veteran of the video game industry before switching his creative focus to photography during the pandemic. With a love for nature-related images, he captures portrait-style images of birds, flowers, insects or whatever else he can find on … Read more

Anthotype by Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand

Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand

Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand is on a zero-waste journey and is exploring processes such as anthotype and chlorophyll alongside her work in cyanotypes and pinholes. From: Canada. Shows: Anthotypes, Chlorophylls, Cyanotypes and Pinholes. Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand has been doing photography as fine art since she was in college and attended the Ottawa School of Art in Canada. In art school, she would enrol in every photography class available and as often … Read more

Cyanotype by Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson has been working with alt. proc. since 2015. Jeff likes experimenting with substrates and prints on a variety of papers. From: California, USA. Shows: Cyanotypes. Jeff Nelson is a working printer and artist in California, whose interest in the history of printmaking and photography led him to the alternative photography movement back in 2015. Since then, he has worked to rehabilitate the cyanotype as an art medium, believing … Read more

Cyanotype by Megan Bonanto

Megan Bonanto

Megan Bonanto has many irons in the fire, one of them being cyanotypes. Her patterns come from experiments with glass and a kaleidoscope lens. From: Georgia, USA. Shows: Cyanotypes. Influenced by natural elements. Megan Bonanto’s background includes an undergraduate degree in Environmental Education, a Master’s in Library Science, weaver, quilter, yogi, foodie, gardener, pixel spinning, cyclist, reader, home-school moma, hiker, outdoor enthusiast, and designer. As a visual artist, Megan’s work … Read more

Robin North Cyanotype

Robin North

Robin North works in alternative photographic processes and a range of expressions such as experimental narratives and portraits. From: Richmond, Texas, and San Diego, California, USA Shows: Cyanotypes, Platinum/Palladiums and Salt prints. Robin North is an interdisciplinary/visual artist based in Richmond, Texas, and San Diego, California. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Houston with a concentration in Photography and Digital Media. He is currently … Read more

Platinum/Palladium by John Higbie

John Higbie

John Higbie, a professional photographer, works without using a negative at all for his platinum-palladium prints. From: Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA. Shows: Platinum/palladiums. John Higbie has had a lifelong interest in photographic technologies. He worked in Hollywood for 25 years, specializing in engineering and shooting with robotic camera systems for live-action, visual effects, and stop-motion animation. He began his career in the analog era of film and was an occasional accomplice … Read more

Mary Kocol

Mary Kocol is an art photographer and Massachusetts Master Gardener. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut and now lives and works as a museum photographer near Boston, Massachusetts. See her work here. From: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA Shows: Anthotypes and Solargrams Mary Kocol studied photography at University of Connecticut and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she also studied film animation. … Read more

Kallitype by Mitch Eckert

Mitch Eckert

Mitch Eckert pairs his photographic equipment, process and materials with the concept and express it though kallitypes. From: Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Shows: Kallitypes. Mitch Eckert has been an artist since primary school but didn’t take up photography until high school. A bb gun accident left him blind in one eye and so photography made perfect sense – one eye and one lens. Seems to be a perfect fit. Mitch Eckert … Read more

Chlorophyll print by Émilie Léger

Émilie Léger

Canadian Émilie Léger is an award-winning illustrator and visual artist working in chlorophyll prints and cyanotypes. From: Pincourt, Québec, Canada. Shows: Chlorophyll prints and cyanotypes. Émilie Léger was born in 1987 in Vaudreuil, in the suburbs of Montréal (Québec, Canada). She is a professional artist, illustrator and a cultural worker. During her years in the digital art field, she became an illustrator. She won five Aurora-Boréal literature prizes for her … Read more

Porphyrography by James Tanguay

James Tanguay

James Tanguay, from Tucson, Arizona USA shares his work made with a process called porphyrography which is is currently working on refining. From: Tucson, Arizona, USA. Shows: Porphyrography. James Tanguay is obsessed with being a part of every aspect of his photography. He designs and builds his own cameras, sometimes even crafting his own lenses. He creates his own sensitizers and developers from simpler chemicals and even makes the paper … Read more

Cyanotype by Ilze Aviks

Ilze Aviks

Ilze Aviks uses her in-depth knowledge of textile materials to add the dimensions of both color and texture to her floral cyanotypes. From: Durango, Colorado, USA. Shows: Cyanotypes. Ilze Aviks maintains a studio in Durango, Colorado. She has a BFA in Art History and Painting and an MFA in Fibers. For over three decades, Ilze Aviks has taught textile design as a Visiting Artist at art schools and universities in … Read more