Devon John Chebra

Devon John Chebra photographer

Devon John Chebra from Pennsylvania, USA uses alternative processes and recycled material to print anthotypes, chlorophyll prints and daguerreotypes.
From: Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA
Shows: Anthotypes, Chlorophyll prints and Daguerreotypes.


Devon John Chebra is an artist, photographer, and lover of the natural world. Using alternative photographic processes and foraged and repurposed art materials, she strives to create reminders of the magic and wonderment hiding in the most mundane parts of our days. Her most recent explorations in chlorophyll printing and anthotype celebrate plants’ natural light-sensitivity so no added chemicals are needed. All of the resulting pieces remain delicate and unfixed, best preserved being tucked between the pages of a beloved book and only brought out when a little bit of magic is needed. These messy, often baffling processes keep her curious and open to reimagine the more ordinary parts of life.

“If the wineberries growing in the overgrown edges of the neighborhood can be turned into a light-sensitive stain, and that stain can hold an image, even temporarily, just about anything seems possible!”

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Recommended reading - Learn more in the Anthotype books
Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants
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Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants

by Malin Fabbri

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Make prints using plants - an environmentally safe process!
The most comprehensive resource on Anthotypes.
 
From World Anthotype Day 2022 and 2023
Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 2 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2023
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Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 2 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2023

by Malin Fabbri

Anthotype research from almost 140 artists from all over the globe on 100 different plants, powders and dyes for anthotypes!
 

Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2022
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Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2022

by Malin Fabbri

Anthotype research from over 100 artists from all over the globe on 60 different plants, powders and dyes for anthotypes!
 
Anthotype Notebook
Anthotype notebook
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Anthotype notes – Document your anthotype process

Notebook by Malin Fabbri

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50 pre-defined pages for you to document your anthotype process.
 

2 thoughts on “Devon John Chebra”

  1. Hi Jeff, I’m so sorry, I just now noticed your comment! Chlorophyll prints can actually be made without applying any emulsion to the leaves. It works via a naturally occurring bleaching process some plants use to safeguard themselves from too much UV light. Hasta and violet leaves work well for me, usually printing out within 4 hours to 2 days of UV exposure, dependent on all kinds of variables. I’d imagine you could also get some really neat results hand-applying light-sensitive chemistry onto a leaf surface too, so I’d love to see what results you got from your experiments!!

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