Cyanotype by Youssef Amghar

Youssef Amghar

Youssef Amghar, French lives in both France and in Morocco, prints in cyanotypes. He is both a photographer and a…

Wynn White Salt print with water from Tokyo Bay

Wynn White

Wynn White is an American photographer making his home in Chiba, Japan. He learned his craft through trial and error…

David Marsh

David Marsh started exploring alternative photographic processes during the pandemic, he shares his gold-toned salt prints. From: Escondido, USA. Shows: Salt prints. Born in San Diego, California – David Marsh was a 20-year veteran of the video game industry before switching his creative focus to photography during the pandemic. With a love for nature-related images, he captures portrait-style images of birds, flowers, insects or whatever else he can find on … Read more

Green friday

We would like to propose a GREEN Friday instead of Black Friday!

It is scientifically proven that shopping does not make you or the planet any happier so, we would like to propose a GREEN Friday instead of Black Friday! Instead of buying lots and lots of stuff you don’t really need: Get outside in nature. Science shows it is de-stressing and extremely good for our health. Spend time with family or friends and do something nice for someone, like showing them … Read more

3 anthotype books

We now have 3 books on Anthotypes – enough to inspire someone?

Once you most likely felt that spark of inspiration, the one that initiated your creative process. Why not inspire someone else to get creative? We now have 3 anthotype books that may just be the perfect gift for someone? Or maybe for yourself! Anthotypes – Make photographs using plants   This book will show you how it is done, and expand your creative horizons with plenty of examples from artists … Read more

Anthotype notes

Do you document your anthotypes?

Watch the video to see how we document our anthotypes, in the same format as used for World Anthotype Day. Read more about the Anthotype Notebook or get your copy. Using this notebook, or another to document your anthotypes means you learn from your prints and experience. It also means that if you are taking part in World Anthotype Day next year, you already have the documentation ready to go.

Anthotype by Fiona Robinson

Fiona Robinson

Fiona Robinson finds the low environmental impact of the anthotype process to be the key attraction. See her work. From: Salford, UK. Shows: Anthotypes. Fiona Robinson discovered the anthotype process while studying for an MA in socially-engaged photography, adding to her qualifications in ecology and community development. Much of Fiona Robinson’s photographic work focuses on the natural world, and so the low environmental impact of the process is the key … Read more

Kelp carbon print by Jim Patterson

Kelp carbon process – A direct positive carbon photographic process

Kelp carbon is not for the beginner. The kelp carbon process is a direct positive carbon photographic process. Jim Patterson shares his process. Writer and photography / Jim Patterson In short: Sodium alginate (from kelp) is the Colloid and Ferric (iron iii) Oxalate is the Sensitizer. The image is pigment bound to a support in the hardened (insoluble) colloid. What is Kelp Carbon? Traditional carbon prints are negative working; a … Read more

Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1

New release! Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – hot off the press!

It’s finally here, the book from World Anthotype Day 2022! Anthotype Emulsion, Volume 1 features over 100 artists using 60 different anthotype emulsions. The artists contributed with inspiring anthotypes and also shared their process, all compiled in this book. Available now, both in eBook, paperback. And if you are looking for a present, or simply for your own collection – also in hardback. Get it here!

Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1

by Malin Fabbri   The first book in the series from World Anthotype Day Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2022. “Dedicated artists from all over the world experiment and contribute their valuable discoveries page by page. The beauty is alluring, and the possibilities are endless.” Peter J. Blackburn. $12.00 Download eBook (PDF) directly. $15.00 Buy eBook (PDF for Kindle) from Amazon … Read more

Anthotype by Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand

Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand

Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand is on a zero-waste journey and is exploring processes such as anthotype and chlorophyll alongside her work in cyanotypes and pinholes. From: Canada. Shows: Anthotypes, Chlorophylls, Cyanotypes and Pinholes. Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand has been doing photography as fine art since she was in college and attended the Ottawa School of Art in Canada. In art school, she would enrol in every photography class available and as often … Read more

RJ Print Lab

Historical Photographic Processes Lab & Learning Center Address: Unit 15 Stella Gill Industrial Estate, County Durham DH22RG, ENGLAND. Contact details: Roberto Aguilar (roberto@rjprintlab.com) Website: /https://www.rjprintlab.com/ Supplies: Platinum Palladium Prints, VanDyke Brown Prints, Cyanotypes, Salt Prints, Digital Negatives, Scanning, Alternative Process Workshops Where to: We are based in the UK and we also ship worldwide. Can also provide online workshops via video.

The printer settings I use at the moment within Photoshop

Digital negative printer settings

Paolo Saccheri shares settings used for making digital negatives and highlights the difference the software can make. Writer and graphics / Paolo Saccheri What printer settings should be used for creating digital negatives? Many print makers ask what are the correct printer settings to use to print their digital negatives. The real answer is that there is no fixed true answer. It all depends on your process, i.e. the sum … Read more

Cyanotype by Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson has been working with alt. proc. since 2015. Jeff likes experimenting with substrates and prints on a variety of papers. From: California, USA. Shows: Cyanotypes. Jeff Nelson is a working printer and artist in California, whose interest in the history of printmaking and photography led him to the alternative photography movement back in 2015. Since then, he has worked to rehabilitate the cyanotype as an art medium, believing … Read more

Cyanotype by David Lowe

David Lowe

David Lowe, from Wigan, Manchester, UK is retired and experiments a lot with photography with a preference towards the environmentally friendly processes. From: Wigan, Manchester, UK. Shows: Anthotypes, Chlorophyll and Cyanotypes. David Lowe was born in 1957 in Wigan, a suburb of Manchester. He has in the last few years taken a keen interest in Experimental Photography after many years of developing his artistic and photographic skills whilst working full-time … Read more

Analog inside

Analog inside

Analog inside was created to provide an easy access to information, equipment, and premixed chemicals for historic photographic processes. Back in 2013, a website called “Collodion Shop” was our first attempt to sell premixed chemicals. Wet plate was not a very well known process at that time in Spain and we found that there wasn’t much interest in our products either. Now, we are back on-line with cheaper prices, quality … Read more

Bridget Arnold

Bridget Arnold is a cyanotypist from Devon in the UK, and brings cyanotypes to everyday objects such as lampshades and household objects. From: Devon, UK. Shows: Cyanotypes. Bridget Arnold was born and bred in Devon, UK, her passion for nature and the place that she lives comes from that connection. She is fortunate to live on the edge of Dartmoor and next to the Granite Tramway where she can walk, … Read more

Gum bichromate by Dimosthenis Bitras

Dimosthenis Bitras

Greek photographer Dimosthenis Bitras uses both darkroom photography and alt. proc. He shows his Gum Bichromates here. From: Athens, Greece. Shows: Caffenol and Gum bichromates. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Dimosthenis Bitras first got in touch with alternative photography in 2013, by experimenting with the gum bichromate process. It was the first time he got into the process of manually creating an image. Later on he continues to experiment … Read more

Wet Cyanotype Painting: Fun under the sun

Once you’ve explored classic cyanotype photograms, OHP negatives, UV light boxes or wet cyanotypes, you may be interested in having even more fun with wet cyanotype painting. Dennis Humphrey began his explorations between 2018 and 2020. Basically, it is spontaneous painting with liquid cyanotype emulsion, on paper, under the sun—a fun, serendipitous process. Writer and photography / Dennis Humphrey What is a wet cyanotype painting? It is painting, drawing, pouring, … Read more

Cyanotype by Megan Bonanto

Megan Bonanto

Megan Bonanto has many irons in the fire, one of them being cyanotypes. Her patterns come from experiments with glass and a kaleidoscope lens. From: Georgia, USA. Shows: Cyanotypes. Influenced by natural elements. Megan Bonanto’s background includes an undergraduate degree in Environmental Education, a Master’s in Library Science, weaver, quilter, yogi, foodie, gardener, pixel spinning, cyclist, reader, home-school moma, hiker, outdoor enthusiast, and designer. As a visual artist, Megan’s work … Read more