The third edition of Christopher James’ “The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes” is now out… check it out.
From the publisher about The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes
Written by internationally acclaimed artist and photographer Christopher James, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes: 3rd Edition is the definitive text for students and professionals studying alternative photographic processes and the art of hand-made photographic image-making. This innovative Third Edition brings the medium up to date with new and historic processes that are integrated with the latest contemporary innovations, adaptations, techniques, and artwork. This 896-page edition is packed with more than 700 exquisite illustrations featuring historical examples as well as the art that is currently being made by contemporary alternative process artists, teachers, and students of the genre. The 3rd edition is a complete and comprehensive technical and aesthetic resource exploring and delving into every aspect of alternative photographic process photography. Each chapter introduces the history of a technique, presents an overview of the alternative photographic process that will be featured, reviews its chemistry, and provides practical and easy to follow guidance in how to make it work. In his conversational writing style, James also explores the idiosyncrasies, history, and cultural connections that are such a significant part of the history of photography. Featuring traditional and digital contact negative production as well as an array of processes, spread out over 28 chapters, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes: 3rd Edition delivers clear instructions, practical workflows and advice, humor, history, art, and immeasurable inspiration.
Christopher James is an internationally known artist and photographer whose photographs, paintings, and alternative process printmaking have been exhibited in galleries and museums in this country and abroad. His work has been published and shown extensively, including exhibitions in The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The George Eastman House, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The first two editions of his book, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes have received international critical acclaim and are universally recognized by artists, curators, historians, and educators as the definitive texts in the genre of alternative process photography and photographically integrated media and culture. This new third edition has been significantly expanded with many new processes and over 700 images. Christopher, after 13 years at Harvard University, is presently University Professor and Director of the MFA in Photography program at Lesley University College of Art and Design. His web site is www.christopherjames-studio.com
The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes
Cyanotypes, kallitypes, ambrotypes, anthotypes and more in classroom format.