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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

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

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 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

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 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

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

Cyanotype by Marion Sidebottom

Marion Sidebottom

Marion Sidebottom describes herself as a nature-based artist and photographer who is particularly drawn to botanical subjects and working with botanical materials. From: Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex, UK. Shows: Cyanotypes. Marion Sidebottom has been experimenting with using plants in her work since researching for her MA in Art and Design in 2014. For a few years her main focus was photographing ancient trees and woodlands and working with environmental charities including … Read more