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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

The worlds largets cyantoype

World Cyanotype Day – how it all started

Photography / db Dennis Waltrip, Melanie Walker, Kimberly Chiaris and Paula Riff World Cyanotype Day is a yearly event that takes place the last Saturday in September. It came about as a group effort ’round a kitchen table. Here we talk to db Dennis Waltrip, the contact person for the website and the Facebook Group. She does stress that World … Read more

Palladium triplet by Roger Kockaerts

Roger Kockaerts makes Palladium triplets: The World of Random Nucleation

Writer and photography / Roger Kockaerts Roger Kockaerts explains his way of working with Palladium prints to create his beautiful abstract prints. The different chemical baths used in photography are mostly constituted by dry crystals of different chemical origin diluted in water in order to obtain a colorless liquid. These transparent baths offer a rather monotonous vision in their plastic … Read more

Angie Brockey jewellery wetplate collodion

Angie Brockey – making wet plate jewellery

Photography / Angie Brockey Interviewer / Malin Fabbri You may have seen her jewellery on Etzy, Facebook or other places. Angie Brockey makes unique art jewellery using the wet plate collodion technique. Angie Brockey, what is it that you do? Angie Brockey: I am someone who loves to explore all types of art and creative outlets but I primarily specialize … Read more

Judy Seigel Post Factory

Judy Seigel

Writer and photography / Jessica Seigel Judy Seigel’s daughter Jessica is sharing this obituary with us. Rest in Peace Judy, you will be sorely missed. Dear AltPhoto Friends, The AltPhoto community was a profoundly important part of my mother, Judy Seigel’s life and so it is with warm salutations that I post her obituary here. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s seven years … Read more