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Cyanotype bag from Cyanogifts.

Cyanogifts – The collective behind the cyanotype tote bags

Cyanogifts – a collective from Macedonia – channel their creativity into placing art on everyday objects, like their cyanotype tote bags. How did Cyanogifts start? Cyanogifts was an idea that started from our love for alternative photographic processes. The idea is fairly old, yet, as we say, the star constellations were not adequate to make it happen. “We wanted to … Read more

Ben Garfinkle

Foundation for Photographic Preservation

An interview with Ben Garfinkle, President of the Foundation for Photographic Preservation. FfPP is an online resource for collections with artistic, historic, or cultural values that are in jeopardy of being lost to future generations. What was the original idea of the founder Albert C. Weber (1930-2016)? Al Weber got wind that the entire archive of a good friend of … Read more

Dan Hermouet in his "kitchen“

Cooking photography – sustainable alternative photographic processes by Dan Hermouet

Why would an artist be concerned with ways to make photography more sustainable and how could such query transform one’s artistic practice? Curious writer Miglė Markulytė interviews photographer Dan Hermouet to reveal how he cooks photography by distilling pigments from a river, scrubbing off the rust from old tools, and mixing special photo-sensitive solutions with curds. Writer / Miglė Markulytė … Read more

workshop stories changed through photography by Elizabeth Opalenik

Elizabeth Opalenik Workshop Stories and how she came to Mordançage

Elizabeth Opalenik shares her love of the Mordançage process and discusses memorable workshop stories from her new book featuring over 100 iconic photographers. Writer and photography / Elizabeth Opalenik Why is mordançage your favorite process? Elizabeth Opalenik: When something strongly resonates with you in photography you tend to remember your first encounter. I was mesmerized in 1982, the first time … Read more

Intermediary, chrysotype by Leanne McPhee, 2014.

Chrysotype: A Contemporary Guide to Photographic Printing in Gold by Leanne McPhee

Leanne McPhee is the author of Chrysotype: A Contemporary Guide to Photographic Printing in Gold find out how Leanne McPhee came to write the book on chrysotype. This volume is the seventh in the Routledge Alternative Process series, edited by Christina Z. Anderson and published by Routledge. Photography / Leanne McPhee, Mark Goddard Interview with Leanne McPhee What is your favorite … Read more

Platinotype book by Pradip Malde and Mike Ware

Platinotype by Pradip Malde and Mike Ware

Platinotype: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium with the Contemporary Printing-out Process is the complete book on Platinotypes with the work of 40 artists using the platinotype. Read the interview with the authors Pradip Malde and Mike Ware. Photography / Pradip Malde, Mike Ware and Rachel Malde. This volume is the ninth in the Routledge Alternative Process series, edited by … Read more