Interviews with photographers, artists, and people behind business working with alternative photographic processes.
Kallitypes roadtrip #1 – Preparation for the 4 week trip ahead
Have we not all dreamed about packing up, installing a portable lab and taking off? Richard E. Baker actually does it. Follow this series of his 3,000-mile long road trip…
Interview with Fiona Robinson author and illustrator of an Anna Atkins children’s book
I came across a beautifully illustrated book called The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the first book of photographs and naturally became intrigued. I wanted to know more and…
In the press: Silvergrain classics: Malin Fabbri, issue #17, winter 2022
It’s always nice to get recognition in the press! Here is from the latest Silvergrain Classics, issue #17, Winter 2022, an article by Christopher Osborne. Make sure you subscribe to…
Interview with German author Rolf Sachsse about his book on Anna Atkins
Anna Atkins was a botanist, scientist and the first person to use photography in a book. In 2021 Rolf Sachsse published a book on Anna Atkins called Anna Atkins: Blue…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
World Cyanotype Day 2021 – all the links you need
World Cyanotype Day 2021 is now over. 427 cyanotypes were entered in our online gallery – and really made the day. There is just so much inspiring work! We would…
Edd Carr creates what may be the first cyanotype video ever made
Edd Carr has created what may be the first cyanotype video. He was commissioned by Globe town Records in London to make a music video for Tycho Jones, and did…
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…
Meet the moderators of the AlternativePhotography.com Facebook group
Many of you (30 000 as of April 2021) are already members of the AlternativePhotography.com Facebook group. Meet the moderators – the heroes that keep the group on topic. In…
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…
Diana Bloomfield’s portfolio
Diana Bloomfield talks about her large format and pinhole images.
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…
Christina Z. Anderson and Tricolor gum bichromates
Christina Z. Anderson features in the Members’ spotlight with the Tricolor gum bichromate process.
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…
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,…
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…
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…
World Cyanotype Day in Australia – collaboration across continents
Photography / Victoria Cooper and Doug Spowart World Cyanotype Day really IS happening all over the world. Australian Cyanotypists Victoria Cooper and Doug Spowart in Melbourne collaborates with A Smith…
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…
World Daguerrotype day – 29th of July – an interview with Alan Bekhuis
World Daguerreotype day is the 29th of July in honor of the late Irving Pobboravsky. Daguerreotypists are invited to shoot a plate on the day and share them online. We…
Roger Kockaerts makes Palladium triplets: The World of Random Nucleation
Roger Kockaerts explains his way of working with Palladium prints to create his beautiful abstract prints. Writer and photography / Roger Kockaerts The different chemical baths used in photography are…
Angie Brockey – making wet plate jewellery
You may have seen her jewellery on Etzy, Facebook or other places. Angie Brockey makes unique art jewellery using the wet plate collodion technique. Photography / Angie Brockey Interviewer /…
Judy Seigel’s daughter Jessica is sharing this obituary with us. Rest in Peace Judy, you will be sorely missed. Writer and photography / Jessica Seigel Dear AltPhoto Friends, The AltPhoto…
Solargraphy – The art of catching the sun’s path through a pinhole camera
Tarja Trygg, of Finland is mapping out the sun all over the world. In her amazing pinhole project, she sends her pinhole cameras all over the world to record the paths of the sun all over the world.
Anna Yeroshenko and the Platinum/Palladium process
Anna Yeroshenko features in the Members’ spotlight with the platinum/palladium process.
A wonderful way to meet…
Bruce Campbell shares a story of how he used the community on AlternativePhotography.com to find photographer Alexander Tkachev who lives reasonably near by and share the same interest – alternative photographic processes. Heartwarming.
Scott Wittenburg and Acrylic gel medium transfers
Scott Wittenburg features in the Members’ spotlight with Acrylic Gel Medium Transfers.
Daniel Kuczynski and daguerreotypes
Daniel Kuczynski features in the Members’ spotlight with the daguerreotype process.
Olive Dean and lumenography
Olive Dean features in the Members’ spotlight with her favourite process lumenography.
A large-format photography studio and darkroom inside a vintage camper
Katherine Fugit owns and operates a large-format photography studio and darkroom inside a vintage camper. She runs it with her husband Conan and call it Lamphouse Photo Co. Since last June they have been traveling around their hometown of Wichita, KS taking 4×5 black-and-white portraits with our Burke & James Saturn 75 camera and developing them by hand using a paper negative process, on-site in about 10 minutes.
Wet Plate Collodion International Collaborative Collection “The Mask Series”
Images captured from international artists with a common prop theme and printed using the Wet plate collodion technique.
Interview with Anthony Mournian
Anthony Mournian is the newsletter editor for the Photographers’ Formulary, he is also a granddad and took his grandson to China.
Rita Bernstein – Interview by Laura Valenti Jelen
Rita Bernstein talks about her work and how she got into alternative photographic processes. An article from Diffusion magazine – unconventional photography, volume III, 2011.
Interview with Joy Goldkind
Joy Goldkind took up photography at the age of 50. Here she talks about her bromoil work of dancers, geishas, and drag queens and how she found the bromoil process.
Lena Källberg – one of Sweden’s most dedicated pinheads
Lena Källberg is in constant search of new pinhole cameras and explores different ways of capturing images.
Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2010 with Ruben Fabbri
The Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2010 took place on the 25th of April 2010. All over the world, pinheads grabbed their pinhole camera, and set out to document the day. Ruben Fabbri, aged 2 years and 3 months was probably the youngest participant of the event.
Will Dunniway’s ‘Dirty Hand’ collodion tour of Yosemite Valley
A picture diary of a Web Plate Collodion workshop in May 2009.
Interview with John Zokowski
John Zokowski represents a wholesale paper distributor – Butler-Dearden Paper, selling papers to artists and the alternative photographic process market.
Photography as art on social network
Celeste McKenzie of 25 Degrees south Studios in South Africa is working to promote the alt. proc. arts in her part of the world.
Tina Maas profile
An interview from Diffusion magazine.
Dennis da Silva – alt. proc. business in South Africa
Inspired by The pencil of nature, Dennis da Silva prints lith, salt, cyanotype and vandyke browns commercially.
Will Dunniway: A man with a mission
Late, but not too late in life, Will Dunniway pursues his passion for the wet plate collodion process.
Account from Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2008
Maximillian, age 2 years and 4 months is taking part in his first Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day – the youngest participant of the event (???).
Interview with Tom Miller
Tom Miller, one of the photgraphers behind the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day talks about the event and his own pinhole obsession.
Interview with Edward Levinson
Gregg Kemp from Pinhole Visions interviews Edward Levinson after reading his book Timescapes Japan – A Pinhole Journey.
Wet plate collodion studio rental in San Francisco
Elizabeth Graves interviews Michael Shindler of RayKo Photo Center after the opening of a new a wet plate collodion darkroom/studio for hire.
Interview with Gordon J. Holtslander
Interview with the man behind the "The-alt-photo-process mailing list", also known as just The List.
Interview with Carol Barton
Interview with a book artist, paper engineer and author of the Pocket Paper Engineer.
Linda Stemer’s cyanotype business
An interview with Linda Stemer, and how she came to be the owner of Blueprint on Fabric, a cyanotype business.
Malin Fabbri brings cyanotypes to the web
Anthony Mournian of the Photographers’ Formulary tells the story of Malin Fabbri: Founder of AlternativePhotography.com.
Interview with Mike Ware
Siderotype Quarterly editor Paul Daskarolis speaks with Mike Ware.
Interview with Malin Fabbri
Robert Schaefer interviews Malin Fabbri, recently after the publication of the beginners guide to cyanotypes: Blueprint to Cyanotypes.