The worlds largets cyantoype

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 as a group effort ’round a kitchen table. Here we talk to db Dennis Waltrip, the contact person for the website and the Facebook Group. She does stress that World … Read more

The Ambrotype – Equipment and darkroom

Writer / Radosław Brzozowski Photography / Radosław Brzozowski and Małgorzata Bardoń An excerpt from The Ambrotype, a book by Radosław Brzozowski who shares the first chapter with us. Let’s start by stating the obvious; making ambrotypes requires us to use a large format camera. We should, however, remember that not all large format cameras are equally suitable for the purpose; … Read more

Ambrotype practical guide book

The Ambrotype: A Practical Guide

by Radosław Brzozowski Buy “The Ambrotype” directly from Radosław Brzozowski $30-34   for paperback including shipping. Ship this book to Europe $30,00 USDUSA $32,00 USDRest of the world $34,00 USD   Why buy it here? When you choose the option to buy directly from the author, the book is shipped by the author ensuring most of the money goes to … Read more

Carbon print darkroom tray

Carbon printing – process overview

Writer and photography / Sandy King and John Lockhart An excerpt from The Carbon Print explaining the basic steps to transform pigmented gelatin into a print in the Carbon print process. Carbon transfer is a contact printing process that produces an image formed by a layer of hardened, pigmented gelatin on a surface which is usually paper. The surface on … Read more

Print by Julia Margaret Cameron

A Brief History of Carbon Printing

Writer / Sandy King and John Lockhart Photography / Alphonse-Louis Poitevin, Thomas Annan, Richard Miller, Julia Margaret Cameron, Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, Adolphe Braun An excerpt from The Carbon Print illustrating Ponton’s Discovery to the Alternative Process Revival. The early interest in the carbon process grew out of the public concern with the major flaw of early salted paper prints – … Read more

Sublime Memories thesis: Cyanotype on bone

Writer and photography / Alexis Bernstein Alexis Bernstein has written a thesis on the process of Cyanotype Printing and Indigo Dye on the medium of bones. She shares her process and concepts. Bones as a medium for cyanotype printing and indigo dying; The strength derived from connection to the environment; And the power of the color blue. Honors Thesis, Advisor: … Read more

Arrangement of developing trays.

Carbon printing – getting started

Writer and photography / Sandy King and John Lockhart An excerpt from The Carbon Print explaining how to use the book, be safe, and avoid common pitfalls with the Carbon print process. If you are a veteran carbon printer, you should feel comfortable jumping around this book to topics of special interest. For new carbon printers, there is a path … Read more