Photographers & people

Sabina Suru, photographed by Simona Deaconeascu using Sabina's optical contraptions, during the Exposing Movement project, 2017

Interview with Sabina Suru—co-founder of the Allkimik Photographic Association and multimedia artist

Sabina Suru is one of the founders of Allkimik Photographic Association, an NGO based in Romania that focuses on analogue, alternative and experimental photography projects. We find out a lot about both Sabina Suru and Allkimik projects in the answers. Photography / Sabina Suru, Simona Deaconeascu and Alex Spineanu Tell us a little about yourself Sabina Suru: I’m an artist … Read more

The creation of a cyanotype music video by 3 artists

The creation of a music video made from cyanotypes by the 3 artists: Dan Hermouet, alternative printer, godo yorke, singer and composer and Kotryna Daraškevičiūtė, video artist. The trio made their own negatives and photo-sensitive paper and printed about 7000 cyanotypes with self-made UV light box made from drawers. The prints then were washed in water, snow and immersed in … Read more

Chris G. Smith from Enthusing young minds

Enthusing young minds—an analogue and anthotype photography project

Enthusing young minds gives young people in East Yorkshire the opportunity to experience photography using historic alternative photographic processes and methods. Photography / Chris G. Smith, Megan Doyle, Tanya Riley, Clare Doyle, Izzy Riley and Demi Welham How did the “Enthusing young minds” project start? Chris G. Smith: I am the proud owner of a large collection of vintage cameras. … Read more

World Anthoytype Day map

This was Anthotype Day 2022…

The FIRST EVER World Anthotype Day is now over, and I must say it was a success! We really hope you enjoyed it too! 100+ artists (!!!) from 31 countries (!!!) took part. Go make a cup of coffee, and take your time to enjoy all the wonderful work – and explore even more on the videos and links below. … Read more

Reels from World Anthotype Day 2022

Artists’ videos from World Anthotype Day 2022… awesome!

During World Anthotype Day 2022 artists were encouraged to send in videos to present themselves and their work. They did. Watch the inspiring anthotype work! 👉 If you subscribe to the anthotype newsletter you will be notified for the next World Anthotype Day. 👉 The anthotype emulsion database 👉 This year’s gallery: 👉 If you can, please help us fund … 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 (update: now 11) 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 … Read more

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