UK photographers

Photopolymer by David Jeffery

David Jeffery

David Jeffery has worked as a photographer and photo technician in London, UK, and that’s where his interest in alt. proc. started; trying a variety of processes. He now lives in Sweden. See his work here. From: London, UK. Lives in Ljungskile, Sweden. Shows: Cyanotypes and photopolymer. David Jeffery worked on and off as a photographer for museums and archaeology for a few years after college. He then worked as … Read more

Maureen Mulhern-White

Maureen Mulhern-White is passionate about cyanotypes, lumens and photographs which reflects in her work, she starts her gallery here with a few examples. Take a look. Lives: Roxbury, Connecticut, USA. Born: UK Shows: Cyanotypes and lumen prints. Maureen Mulhern-White’s particular passions include cyanotype, lumengrams and photograms. Self-taught, her work often bridges the playful and the macabre. Born in England, Maureen spent her early years in the UK before moving to … Read more

Carlotta Luke Cyanotypes

Carlotta Luke

Carlotta Luke’s work explores the relationship between places, people and objects in 3 locations. See her cyanotypes here. From: Lewes, East Sussex, UK. Shows: Cyanotypes. Carlotta Luke’s photographic work has been guided by a lifelong interest in place and how people and objects inhabit their settings. Having had three culturally distinct homes – New England, Northern California and East Sussex – she finds constant inspiration in the differences between their … Read more

Cyanotype by John Esco

John Esco

John Esco – Also called Ionuț Sinescu is a Romanian living in the UK. He has a passion for shooting medium format and is experimenting with different processes such as cyanotypes. From: Milton Keynes, UK. Shows: Cyanotypes and Kallitypes. Ionut Sinescu (aka John Esco) is a Romanian living in the UK since 2014. John has always been fascinated by the concept of imaging, irrespective of medium, technique or purpose. Through … Read more

Solarplate by Terry Huges

Terry Hughes

Terry Hughes is a Scottish born photographer, working primarily in infrared and monochrome photography. From: Glasgow, Scottland. Shows: Solarplates. Terry Hughes prefers to use digital cameras to create digital negatives for use with solarplate and cyanotype processes. Terry Hughes studied photography in the mid-1980s and is known to use his film camera from time to time to remember the feeling of real photography, He is also glad that the digital … Read more

Ian Phillips McLaren

Ian Phillips McLaren

Ian Phillips McLaren shot fashion and portraits for over 20 years before turning his attention to Pictorialism working in processes such as albumen, cyanotype and gum bichromated. From: Born in Scottland, lives in East Anglia, England. Shows: albumen, cyanotype and gum bichromates. Ian Phillips McLaren, British artist originally from Scotland now living in East Anglia, (just outside London). Ian shot fashion and portraits for over 20 years before turning his … Read more

Chelin Miller

Chelin Miller

Chelin Miller, a South American artist living in both Latin America and the United Kingdom is inspired by different cultural influences around the world to create her work. From: Bogota, Colombia, South America Shows: Argyrotype, Cyanotypes, Pinholes, Platinum and Palladium, Van Dykes. Chelin is a visual artist specialising in documentary photography and filmmaking, with focus on historical alternative processes. She is currently researching historical printing methods and hybrid modern technologies … Read more

Hellena Cleary

Hellena Cleary (1943-2018)

Hellena Cleary (1943-2018) sadly passed in April 2018, she was a pupil of Peter Fredrick, the inventor of the Tempera print process. She also worked in Photo-etching mediums. This gallery is in memory of her and her work. Lived: London, England. Shows: Temperaprints. Hellena Cleary thought of herself as a disciple and pupil of Peter Fredrick, the inventor of the Temperaprint process. She retired from a life of commercial photography … Read more

Ingrid Budge Pinhole portrait

Ingrid Budge

Ingrid Budge, from Orkney in Scotland, discovered alternative processes in the 80’s and is now working in lumen, cyanotype, wet-plate, chemigrams, pinholes and more. From: Orkney in Scotland. Shows: Chemigrams, lumen prints and pinholes. Ingrid studied photography at school and college in the 1980’s where an interest in alternative photography began with making gum and salt prints. The main techniques she practises now are pinhole, lumen printing, cyanotypes, wet-plate, Polaroid … Read more

Robert Hoare

Robert Hoare

Robert Hoare, a Calotype photographer from the UK likes to experiment with alternative photographic processes such as Calotypes. From: UK. Shows: Calotypes. “Every photographer ought to experiment with a historic process, to bring them closer to that which is the miracle of photography.” This is what Robert Hoare discovered when in August 2005 he celebrated 160 years of the first photographs of Hampton Court Palace in London, by working there … Read more

Tim Rudman

Tim Rudman

Tim Rudman is known by many for his work with Lith prints. Apart from substantial work with the process he is also the author of several books. From: UK. Shows: Lithprint. Tim Rudman is a fine art photographer and printer who works in silver gelatine based printing processes and although he loves ‘pure’ black and white printing he has become more known for his pioneering work in Lith printing – … Read more

Derrick Busch

Derrick Busch

Derrick Busch experiments with different processes. See his work in Cyanotypes, Gum bichromates and Photopolymer gravures. From: Red Bank New Jersey, USA. Lives: Costa Mesa, California, USA. Shows: Cyanotypes, Gum bichromates, Photopolymer gravures, Polaroid emulsion lifts, Polaroid SX-70s. Derrick Busch comes from Red Bank New Jersey but currently lives in Costa Mesa, California where he works at Fox Racing as their Director of Photography. He studied photography at the Savannah … Read more

Dave Symonds

Dave Symonds

Dave Symonds is a retired Lighting Designer. He holds two Associateships and a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. From: Born in Birmingham England in 1948 and now living in Newton Stewart, Scotland. Shows: Bromoil, Mordancage, Oilprints, Photopolymer Gravure, Pinhole and Purell Transfer. Dave took up photography in 1985 with his main interest being in mono printing and colour slide work. His introduction to alternative photography came by accident in … Read more

Alex Chater

Alex Chater

Alex Chater is a Temperaprint artist and photographer living in Southend on Sea in the UK. From: Southend on Sea in the UK. Shows: Temperaprints. “I like to make beautiful images. I like them to be fun; sometimes I like them for other reasons as well. It’s really what captures my imagination and what I feel about an image and what I feel it is saying. I like to treat … Read more

Peter Fredrick

Peter Fredrick (1935 – 2009)

Peter Charles Fredrick (1935 – 2009) – a master of Tempera printing has sadly passed away. He will be sadly missed, but his work remains. From: UK. Shows: Tempera prints. Peter Fredrick, born on the 9th April 1935, was a childhood survivor of the London Blitz. Peter started his working life as a professional photographer in the fields Advertising, Architecture and spent a short spell at the British Museum. He … Read more

Geoff Chaplin

Geoff Chaplin

Geoff Chaplin was born in the UK but lives in Japan. He works with large format cameras and favours the gum bichromate process. From: UK, lives in Hokkaido, Japan. Shows: Gum bichromates. Geoff Chaplin is a British born artist living in Hokkaido, Japan. Geoff has worked with large format cameras for 40 years and currently uses 8×10 and 12×20 formats for all of his alternative process work. He favours gum … Read more

Tina Maas

Tina Maas

German born Tina Maas studied and lives in London. She has also studied in New York. She experiments with modern tin types and liquid emulsions. From: Hamburg, Germany, lives in London, England. Shows: Liquid emulsions, Polaroid emulsion lifts, Tin types. Tina Maas was born in Hamburg and studied in London. One semester was also spent in New York, where she was first introduced to unconventional photography techniques by photographer Jill … Read more

Keith Nourse

Keith Nourse

Keith Nourse from London works in several processes like Salt prints, all using paper negatives. From: London, England lives in France. Shows: Cyanotypes, Gum bichromates, Salt prints, Vandykes. Born in London in 1958, Keith only uses equipment that is older than he is; from his mainstay Rolleiflex TLR to a 1905 mahogany, brass and leather Sanderson Field camera. He has been taking pictures since his father bought him a plastic … Read more

Henry Rattle

Henry Rattle

Henry Rattle’s long pursuit of fine black-and-white prints, guided by Fred Picker’s books and newsletters, has been overtaken by the greater freedom, frequent surprises, and uniqueness of handcoated processes. From: South of England, UK. Shows: Cyanotypes, Gum bichromates, Gum bichromates with cyanotypes. Henry Rattle loves the process of printing – and sometimes the outcome too. He is now beginning to explore different pigments for gum prints, especially earth pigments. Recently … Read more

Beverly Evans

Beverly Evans

Beverley Evans has been interested in photography since she was a child but only became serious about it 6 years ago when she got her first SLR camera, she now works in cyanotypes and vandykes. From: Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK Shows: Cyanotypes, Polaroid transfers and Vandyke browns. Beverley signed up for evening classes, learnt to develop her own black and white films and prints and set up a darkroom in her … Read more