Laura Blacklow

Portrait of Laura Blacklow a photographer

Laura Blacklow, from Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA is the author of “New Dimensions in Photo Processes” and also makes books with Cyanotypes, Vandykes and pastels.
From: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Shows: Cyanotypes and Vandykes.


Laura Blacklow is the author of New Dimensions in Photo Processes: A Step-By-Step Manual for Alternative Techniques (Focal Press, revised fifth edition, 2018). She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship for Works on Paper, the St. Botolph Club Award, Polaroid Corporation’s Artist Support Program, a Research Grant from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation Fellowship in Photography.

Laura Blacklow’s manipulated photographic prints and artists’ books have been shown internationally, and reproductions of her work have appeared in Innovative Printmaking, Making Books by Hand, Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes, Contemporary Practices in Cyanotype by Christina Z. Anderson, 500 Handmade Books edited by Julie Chen, among many.

Laura Blacklow taught photography and book arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, and ran workshops at Fotokids Original in Central America and the national art college (I.S.A.) in Cuba. She was on the Board of Directors of Boston’s Photographic Resource Center, president of the local Artists’ Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, and active in the Guatemalan Solidarity Committee.

“The unpredictability of the process (combining some or the alternative techniques) excites me. I chose the formats and techniques to help connect the content with the viewer.”

Credits:
Text credit of the book Why Some People be Mad text by Lucille Clifton.
Text credit of the book Out Beyond text by Rumi, a 13th Century Sufi.
Image credit of Laura Blacklow’s portrait: Joseph Moccia.

More about Laura Blacklow:

Recommended reading - Learn more about Cyanotypes
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

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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

Notebook by Malin Fabbri

50 pre-defined pages for you to document your cyanotype process.
 
Anna Atkins tribute calendar Unyeared, works for any year
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 journal - undated to be used as a daily planner for any year

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
 
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New Dimensions in Photo Processes

New Dimensions in Photo Processes

by Laura Blacklow

Clear instructions in step-by-step to many of the processes.
 
 
 
Recommended reading - Learn more about Kallitype & vandykes
Kallitype, Vandyke Brown, and Argyrotype: A Step-by-Step Manual of Iron-Silver Processes Highlighting Contemporary Artists

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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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