European photographers

Kim Tillyer Cyanotypes

Kim Tillyer

After pursuing family life, Kim Tillyer returned to art, earning a first-class degree in Textiles and Surface Design. Her cyanotype art, featured on BBC Countryfile, culminated in her book “A Beginner’s Guide to Cyanotype.” From: Loweswater, Cumbria, UK Shows: Cyanotypes Kim Tillyer was born in London and moved to North Yorkshire at the age of 13 when her parents returned to the North York Moors and family roots in Middlesbrough. … Read more

Cyanotype by Rita Mungiardi

Rita Mungiardi

Rita Mungiardi, an Italian artist, active in many cultural fields such as theatre and literature, also explores cyanotypes. From: Treviso, Italy Shows: Cyanotypes Rita Mungiardi, after taking her degree, worked at a Graphic Art School for many years. She loves travelling and meeting people all over the world and takes the opportunity whenever possible. Her curiosity led her to explore most kinds of art. First of all, theatre, followed by … Read more

Cyanotype by Pedro Leal

Pedro Leal

Pedro Leal born in the most western part of Europe, studied photography and drawing. his work is influenced by the sea, the sun and nature, exploring the limits of cyanotype. From: Lisbon, Portugal. Shows: Cyanotypes. Pedro Mendes Leal was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and raised by the sea, from early his natural way of expressing himself was “art”. Completed his studies in Image and Audio-visual Communication and later Drawing, Archeological … Read more

Cyanotype by Youssef Amghar

Youssef Amghar

Youssef Amghar, French lives in both France and in Morocco, prints in cyanotypes. He is both a photographer and a writer. From: Lives in the Paris Region of France and Moulay Bousselham in Morocco. Shows: Cyanotypes. After a stint at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris where Amghar Youssef began studying architecture, he studied photography at the Efet in Paris and literature in Paris XIII. He has practiced reportage … Read more

Paul Ligas

Paul Ligas works with anthotypes, sometimes digitally altering them to reveal hidden details, or blending them with digital photographs or watercolour textures. This creates wider opportunities to explore the environmental values that drive him. From: Ledbury, United Kingdom. Shows: Anthotypes, and anthotypes digitally altered or combined with digital photographs and watercolour paintings. Paul Ligas is a self-taught photographer and photographic artist living in Ledbury, Herefordshire, born and raised in southern … Read more

Anne Guest

Anne Guest is a visual artist who makes cyanotypes that are inspired by the beauty, fragility and vulnerability of the natural world. From: Birmingham, UK. Shows: Cyanotypes. Anne Guest’s art is sometimes quirky, sometimes serious but always curious. She looks at the natural world with awe and wonders and with an awareness of the increasing fragility and vulnerability it faces because of today’s environmental challenges. Anne Guest has an MA … Read more

Lumen print by Bernd Hutschenreuther

Bernd Hutschenreuther

Bernd Hutschenreuther, born in East Germany have been using pinhole cameras, cyanotypes, developing with caffenol and most recently lumen prints. From: Saxony, Dresden, Germany. Shows: Lumen prints. I was born in 1954 in Steinach, Thuringian Forest, East Germany. I took my first photos in 1960 with a Pouva Start camera. Photography has always fascinated me, although I also made more amateur films for a while. In school, I joined a … Read more

Cyanotype by Hanne Lange Houlberg

Hanne Lange Houlberg

Hanne Lange Houlberg is from Denmark and works in a variety of processes such as cyanotype, lumen, chemigrams and polaroids. From: Holbaek, Denmark. Shows: Photograms, Chemigrams, Lumen print, Silver gelatin, Liquid emulsion, Cyanotype, Polaroid image transfers. Hanne Lange Houlberg is a Danish-based photographer. She was born in 1959 in Denmark and studied at Art Academy in Denmark from 1980-1984 and in Poland from 1988-19 89. She has been teaching art … Read more

Renato Ferreira (Renato Ferrara) bromoil print

Renato Ferreira

Renato Ferreira (Renato Ferrara) is a Portuguese-American retired CPA, born in Coimbra, located in the central part of Portugal. From: Coimbra, Portugal. Shows: Bromoils, Cyanotypes, Silver gelatins, Oleobroms, and Vandykes. Renato Ferreira’s first experience with photography was around five or six years of age with his father’s camera and later tailing him into his darkroom where he learned the arts of the darkroom and the historic processes. His father, an … Read more

Cyanotype by Fidan Nazim

Fidan Nazim

Fidan Nazim, a librarian from Azerbaijan is now focusing on photography and works with alternative photographic processes from a home laboratory. From: Baku, Azerbaijan. Shows: Cyanotypes, Aged and bleached prints. Fidan Nazim qizi lives in Baku, Azerbaijan. She received her university education in librarianship and information. After working in a library for years, she worked in accounting, but in recent years has focused entirely on photography. By studying alternative processes, … Read more

Paula Smith photographer

Paula Smith

Paula Smith is a cyanotypist and mixed media artist, who aims to capture the beauty of nature in its finest detail. From: Forest of Dean, United Kingdom. Shows: Cyanotypes. Paula Smith is a nature inspired artist living in the Forest of Dean and, with its wealth of colour and natural beauty, it’s no wonder she works on a forever changing canvas, just like the seasons themselves. Her passion to explore … Read more

Wet Cyanotype by Sonja Schaeffeler

Sonja Schaeffeler

Sonja Schaeffeler is a photographer and graphic designer venturing into the cyanotype process, experimenting with dry and wet cyanotype and toning. She is particularly drawn to plants and blossoms. From: Egg, Zurich, Switzerland. Shows: Botanical cyanotypes As a photographer, Sonja Schaeffeler is interested in all forms of photography and loves working with light. Professionally she made the switch from analogue to digital photography at the time but continued experimenting with … Read more

Gunter Willhelm Gum bichromate

Günther Wilhelm

Günther Wilhelm has been working with historical photographic techniques for 20+ years. He shares his gum bichromates here but also works in a range of other processes such as cyanotype, salt, albumen and kallitype. From: Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. Shows: Albumens, Cuprotypes and Gum bichromates. Günther Wilhelm, visual artist from Ludwigshafen on the Rhine, has been working with historical photographic techniques, the so-called “Edeldrucke”, which involve transferring a photography on … Read more

Cyanotype by Claire-louise Pitman

Claire-louise Pitman

Claire-louise Pitman, a fine art student, shows her experiments with different process such as cyanotypes. From: Somerset, UK. Shows: Cyanotypes, chemigram. Claire-louise Pitman was born in Somerset where she had her first major operation at just a few months old. As a child, she enjoyed forest school. Now she is closer to nature because of it. College is where she found photography in GCSE art. At college, she studied fine … Read more

Vandyke by Alfonso de Castro

Alfonso de Castro

Alfonso de Castro, a Spanish professor shows argyrotypes, vandykes platinum & palladiums and a range of different processes in his gallery. From: Spain. Shows: Argyrotypes, Cyanotypes, Platinum and Palladium and Vandykes. Alfonso de Castro lives in Spain and is a professor at the University of Barcelona, where he has been teaching photography for many years. He is also naturally a photographer himself. Alfonso de Castro is especially interested in portraits, … Read more

Mordancage by Yaroslav Golubchyk

Yaroslav Golubchyk

Yaroslav Golubchyk is in search of “non-standard” techniques and has been working in alt. proc. for 15 years and shows a range of processes. From: Kyiv, Ukraine. Shows: Chemigrams, Cyanotypes, Gum bichromate, Gum over cyanotypes, Gumoils, Kallitype, Mordancage, Oilprints, and Photoetching. Yaroslav Golubchyk, was born in 1971 in Kyiv, Ukraine. He has been working for more than 15 years in different techniques of alternative photography and also tutoring art photography … Read more

Anthotype by Fiona Robinson

Fiona Robinson

Fiona Robinson finds the low environmental impact of the anthotype process to be the key attraction. See her work. From: Salford, UK. Shows: Anthotypes. Fiona Robinson discovered the anthotype process while studying for an MA in socially-engaged photography, adding to her qualifications in ecology and community development. Much of Fiona Robinson’s photographic work focuses on the natural world, and so the low environmental impact of the process is the key … Read more

Cyanotype by David Lowe

David Lowe

David Lowe, from Wigan, Manchester, UK is retired and experiments a lot with photography with a preference towards the environmentally friendly processes. From: Wigan, Manchester, UK. Shows: Anthotypes, Chlorophyll and Cyanotypes. David Lowe was born in 1957 in Wigan, a suburb of Manchester. He has in the last few years taken a keen interest in Experimental Photography after many years of developing his artistic and photographic skills whilst working full-time … Read more

Bridget Arnold

Bridget Arnold is a cyanotypist from Devon in the UK, and brings cyanotypes to everyday objects such as lampshades and household objects. From: Devon, UK. Shows: Cyanotypes. Bridget Arnold was born and bred in Devon, UK, her passion for nature and the place that she lives comes from that connection. She is fortunate to live on the edge of Dartmoor and next to the Granite Tramway where she can walk, … Read more

Gum bichromate by Dimosthenis Bitras

Dimosthenis Bitras

Greek photographer Dimosthenis Bitras uses both darkroom photography and alt. proc. He shows his Gum Bichromates here. From: Athens, Greece. Shows: Caffenol and Gum bichromates. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Dimosthenis Bitras first got in touch with alternative photography in 2013, by experimenting with the gum bichromate process. It was the first time he got into the process of manually creating an image. Later on he continues to experiment … Read more