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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

Christina Z. Anderson in her studio

Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography – book series

Christina Z. Anderson is the editor of Routledge‘s book series Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography with so far no less than 9 titles on alternative photographic processes, and more coming. Malin Fabbri interviews Christina Z. Anderson. Photography / Christina Z. Anderson, Kelly Gorham Between writing books, doing workshops, teaching and printing your own images, how do you find the … Read more

Edvard Levinsons pinhole of Time Square

Interview with pinhole photographer Edward Levinson

Nancy Breslin’s interview with photographer Edward Levinson, with the focus on pinholes and his digital pinhole project Spots of Light in Tokyo. Writer Nancy Breslin, photography / Edward Levinson Nancy Breslin: When students are introduced to pinhole photography it is often in the form of black and white paper negatives created in homemade cameras. Visitors to www.edophoto.com will see that … Read more

Summer rain, Christina Z. Anderson, Gum bichromate

All That and a Bag of Doritos – Christina Z. Anderson and the Impact of Imperfect Paths

Megan Crawford’s portrait of Christina Z. Anderson. Writer / Megan Crawford Photography / Kelsey Merritt, Christina Z. Anderson, Kelly Gorham, Megan Crawford Wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi? Maybe she meant to say wasabi, but that doesn’t make sense. Nope, wabi-sabi: the Japanese view of beauty in imperfection— literally the art of imperfection. I first learned about wabi-sabi in a photography darkroom at Montana … Read more

Calvin Grier “Peony” Neutral tone Carbon Print Double Transfer

Calvin Grier – a master carbon printer and teacher

Anthony Mournian’s portrait of Calvin Grier a master carbon printer, from starting a Carbon printing service, his art and his eBook “Calibration for Alternative Photographic Processes” where we learn to calibrate prints. Writer and photography / Anthony Mournian Photography / Calvin Grier, Daniel Hall, Radka Tezaur, Rafael Rojas, Michael Strickland, Arun Patel, Angus Parker, Andres Lopez, Levon Biss, Alexander Nalivaev, … Read more

Portrait of Jill Enfield by Joe McNally

Jill Enfield On Alternative Photography and Her Passion for Teaching

Writer / Jon Wollenhaupt Photography / Jill Enfield and Joe McNally Jon Wollenhaupt interviews the alternative photographic processes veteran Jill Enfield and talks about her new book Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques. Alternative photography pioneer Jill Enfield comes from a long line of photographers dating back to 1875—the date when her ancestors opened … Read more