Gustavo Castilla

Gustavo Castilla has been passionate about photography all his live and experiments with a lot of different alt. proc. processes.
From: Los Angeles, USA.
Shows: Cyanotype Rex, Chrysotype Rex, Cyanotype, Gum bichromates, Kallitypes, Vandykes and Photograms.


Gustavo Castilla began creating photographs when he was ten years old and have had a passion for photography ever since. He learned the craft by attending workshops and working at an advertising agency. Gustavo had his first images published while working at a small Mexico City newspaper.

After relocating to Los Angeles, Gustavo continued his photography studies and later earned a certificate in Graphic Design with a specialization in Digital Imaging from UCLA Extension. He has had images published in various magazines including Time Magazine, Hola and Figaro.

“In recent years I have taken a particular interest in still life and environmental portraiture. I see photography as an open ended world where styles and conventions can be explored.”

Contact Gustavo Castilla

  • Email: gustavo (at) etherdreams.com
  • Website
Books on chrysotypes
Chrysotype: A Contemporary Guide to Photographic Printing in Gold by Leanne McPhee

Chrysotype: A Contemporary Guide to Photographic Printing in Gold

by Leanne McPhee

An affordable way to produce permanent prints in gold. By using film or digital negatives, striking hand-coated prints can be created.
 

The Chrysotype Manual: The Science and Practice of Photographic Printing in Gold

The Chrysotype Manual: The Science and Practice of Photographic Printing in Gold

by Mike Ware

10 of 10   Rated 9,9 – based on 12 votes

Intended for advanced practitioners of the photographic arts.
 
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Blueprint to cyanotypes the book by Malin Fabbri
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Blueprint to cyanotypes - Exploring a historical alternative photographic process

by Malin Fabbri and Gary Fabbri

9 of 10   Rated 9,46 - based on 182 votes

All you need to get started with cyanotypes, full of information, tips and samples from artists. An excellent beginners' guide to cyanotypes!
 
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Cyanotype Notes - Document your cyanotype process
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Cyanotype notes – Document your cyanotype process

50 pre-defined pages for you to document your cyanotype process.
 
Anna Atkins tribute calendar
Anna Atkins calendar undated

Anna Atkins tribute calendar

12 beautiful cyanotypes by 12 different artists created in honour of Anna Atkins.
 
Anna Atkins tribute journal
Anna Atkins tribute journal undated

Anna Atkins tribute journal

Daily planner featuring 60 beautiful cyanotypes by different cyanotype artists created in honour of Anna Atkins.
 
Anna Atkins tribute planner
Anna Atkins tribute planner

Anna Atkins tribute planner

Yearly wall planner in A0, A1 and A2 size, featuring 60 beautiful cyanotypes.
 
 
 
Recommended reading - Learn more about Gum bichromates
Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice

Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice

by Christina Z Anderson

A step-by-step description of the gum printing process and showcases of artists’ works ranging from monochrome to colorful and from subtle to bold.

Technical Guide to Gum Printing by Calvin Grier
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Technical Guide to Gum Printing

by Calvin Grier

A 5-part series perfecting the gum bichromate process. For the advanced gum bichromtes artist.

Gum bichromate book

The Gum Bichromate Book: Non-silver Methods for Photographic Printmaking

by David Scopick

Step-by-step guide to gum bichromates.
 
 
 
Recommended reading - Learn more about Kallitype & vandykes
Kallitype, Vandyke Brown, and Argyrotype: A Step-by-Step Manual of Iron-Silver Processes Highlighting Contemporary Artists

Kallitype, Vandyke Brown, and Argyrotype: A Step-by-Step Manual of Iron-Silver Processes Highlighting Contemporary Artists

by Donald Nelson

A cookbook of simple, basic recipes for making black and white printing paper and paper negatives.
 

Alchemist's Guide To The Kallitype Print: Printing In Silver

Alchemist's Guide To The Kallitype Print: Printing In Silver

by Grant M. Handgis

A step-by-step guide to printing kallitypes.
 

Kallitype: The Processes and the History

Kallitype: The Processes and the History

by Dick Stevens

An extensive encyclopedia of history and various kallitype processes.
 

Making Kallitypes

Making Kallitypes

by Dick Stevens

A definitive guide.
 

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