Pure Inspiration, volume 1 – Composites

Pure Inspiration emerged unexpectedly from our Calendar & Journal event. The idea stemmed from a desire to preserve the beauty of entries beyond the year’s end. The theme, Composites, encouraged experimentation, resulting in stunning artworks that blend multiple techniques that seemed to spark creativity. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a newcomer, this book will inspire you to explore alternative photography and unleash your own creativity.

  Pure Inspiration 1 – Composites
Pure Inspiration volume 1
A fusion of moments and visions from artists working in alternative photographic processes – featuring 90+ inspirational alternative photographic processes images. The selected images serve as inspiration throughout the year in the journal.
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From the editor

This book was never meant to be. It all started as a Calendar & Journal event, for the second year running and gorgeous calendars and journals were made. I also truly enjoyed using the previous year’s Anna Atkins tribute calendar and journal but once the year comes to an end December is over, I know they will end up in a drawer out of sight. I felt something was missing. As the entries for this year’s event kept pouring in, each image something to marvel over, I knew I had to do more. I wanted to keep them all close by.

The theme of this year’s event Composites is a reflection of the joy in experimentation, and of taking a step back from the art and creating something different. The theme was selected by the artists themselves and they all seemed eager to experiment. And they did.

I was in awe looking at this year’s entries for the event, and how the artists stretched the boundaries, both in their creative visions and technically, combining two or sometimes three or four techniques into one piece of art. The visions complimented the techniques, and the techniques enhanced their vision. It was Pure Inspiration. I wanted to keep them all. And I wanted the world to see them all. That is how this book came to be. /Malin Fabbri, editor



  • Page Count: 110 pages
  • Interior Color: Color
  • Cover Finish: Glossy
  • Publisher: AlternativePhotography.com (2024)
  • Paperback format on Amazon Kindle: 20.3 x 25.4 cm or 8×10 inches
  • Paperback format on Lulu: 8,5×11 inches or 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • E-book format here on AlternativePhotography.com: PDF, 8×10 inches or 20.3 x 25.4 cm

The inside

On each spread, there are two artists represented with a description of how the images was made and the artist’s bio.

Artists included

Inspirational alternative photographic process work from:

  • David Aimone, USA. Five Trees, Sao Miguel.
  • John Ansell, Australia. Eyes in the Forest.
  • Bridget Arnold, UK. Alliums Collage.
  • Ilze Aviks, USA. Spring.
  • Carmen Ayala, Spain. Granada.
  • Francis Baker, USA. Atmospheric Microplastic.
  • Helene Barrette, Canada. Daisies.
  • Laurinda Bellew, UK. First Light.
  • Mona Benediktsson, Norway. Friends in the forest.
  • Muffin Bernstein, USA. Swallowtail with Dandelion.
  • Paige Billin-Frye, USA. Takamaa.
  • Eva Botofte, Denmark. Vertical City.
  • Lisa Brussell, USA, Caged Bird.
  • Rebecca Bruyn, USA. The Inside-Outside Light.
  • Leah Campbell, USA. Floating Forest.
  • Carolina Carmini, Brazil. Outras paisagens.
  • Manuel Castañeda, Mexico, Manhattan Smiles.
  • Susan Chainey, USA. Packin’ My Blues.
  • Rebecca Clark, USA. Evoke.
  • Gabriele Coassin, Italy. Double ivies, Yin & Yang.
  • Wendy Currie, Australia. Potato digger’s hut.
  • Nadine Defranoux, USA and France. Survive.
  • Kaye Dixon, Australia. First Fleet Botanica
  • Florence Duesterbeck, Canada. Awareness Leads to Prevention (Dutch Elm Disease).
  • Marian Fannon Christian, UK. Fly Me To The Moon. SORT ON F OR C?
  • Malin Fabbri, Sweden. Awaiting spring.
  • Emmanuelle Ferron, France. Bloon.
  • Janet Fine, USA. Crawl.
  • Richelle Forsey, Canada, Have Hold Hide (vessel #4)
  • Nathan Foster, USA. The Doctor Will See You Now.
  • Larz Grenier, USA. Landscape.
  • Anne Guest, UK. Flamboyant flight.
  • Teresa Guxens, Spain. Looking back.
  • Toni Harris, Australia. Dieu.
  • Kimberly Hart, USA. On a Clear Day.
  • Amy Heller, USA. Starry Eyes.
  • Sharlene Holliday, USA. Under The Sea.
  • Claudia Hollister, USA. Muse in Spring.
  • Carolyn Hope, New Zealand. Calathea in Brass Pot.
  • Jo Howell, UK. Spectrum.
  • Dennis Humphrey, Canada. Last(ing) impressions.
  • Bernd Hutschenreuther, Germany. Leaf and forms.
  • Sherry Insley, USA. Shark Bait.
  • Suzanne Izzo, USA. The Golden Gate Meets the Art Museum.
  • Alessandro Jazeolla, Italy. A season in Rome.
  • Margrieta Jeltema, Italy. Snowdrops.
  • David Jeffery, London, UK / Sweden. Beneath the Surface.
  • Jude Kaye, USA. Complex Dahlia Mirrors Tiffany Dome.
  • Christine Kashuba, Canada. Reckless Abandon.
  • Gab Kiess, Berlin, Germany. White cubes.
  • Hanne Lange Houlberg, Denmark. Growth.
  • Rhonda Lee Usipiuk, Canada. Nightfall.
  • Émilie Léger, Canada. Fragments de Réalité.
  • Jane Linders, USA. Observer.
  • Palle Lindgaard-Jørgensen, Denmark. That doggie in the window.
  • David Lowe, England. Stained Glass Fragment.
  • Dolce Malatesta, USA. Dream Stream.
  • Galina Manikova, Norway. Where do you come from?
  • Julie McMahon, UK. South Foreland.
  • Fruma Markowitz, USA. May you be blessed. May you be protected.
  • Pedro Mendes Leal, Portugal. Love over Gold.
  • Libby Mornement, UK. Navigation.
  • Rita Mungiardi, Italy. Dancing around flowers.
  • Brian P. Nieman, USA. Look Up.
  • Bonnie O’App, USA. Imagine.
  • Gery Oth and Reiny Rizzy, Luxemburg, Taking Roots.
  • Christina Osborne, Germany. A misty day in Rheinland-Pfaltz.
  • Samantha Parker, UK. Fragmented clematis.
  • Tricia Peery, USA. North Star.
  • Colin Penley, USA. Sardine Dressing.
  • Jacqui Penrose, Australia. Blue bird.
  • Jen Perena, USA. PACKed Composite.
  • Clive Pigott, New Zealand. Earthquake-prone Chapel Composite.
  • Robert Poole, UK. Evening ebb.
  • Tuula Pystynen, Finland. Madonna della Melagrana.
  • António Rebolo, Portugal. Scott’s color mosaic.
  • Sue Ridge, UK. Cyanotype with Prisms.
  • Ralph Rinke, Canada. Midnight Moose.
  • Peggy Reeves, USA. An Orgy of Saccharine Beauty.
  • Montserrat Rodríguez aka nyx10110, Catalonia, Spain. From branch #3.
  • Sophie Sanders, USA. Leap of Faith.
  • Robert A. Schaefer, Jr., USA. Visitor’s Center.
  • Sonja Schaeffeler, Switzerland. The Good Earth.
  • Kevin Rose Schultz, USA. Nature Sprite. SORT ON R OR S?
  • Christiane Schatz, Germany. Two Hearts.
  • Aindreas Scholz, UK. The Most Beautiful Anthropocene # 01.
  • Mary Shisler, USA. Medicine Shield – Blue Planet
  • Paula Smith, UK. Daisy Chain
  • David Symonds, UK. Smokin’ Joe.
  • Natalia Tcherniak, Canada. Cosmos.
  • Kim Tillyer, UK. Fox Labyrinth.
  • Patricia Vega, Canada. Morning Dew.
  • Kathleen Vukasovich, USA. Corgi Bride.
  • Els Wiering, Spain, Cyanotype collage Aquascapes 04.
  • Jane A. Wiley, USA. She Is Crowned Victory.
  • Melissa Wilgis, USA. Growing.
  • Wisteria, France, Submergée.
  • Scott Wittenburg, USA. Vintage Pump.
  • Nan Wollman, USA. Birds Not Bombs.

2 thoughts on “Pure Inspiration, volume 1 – Composites”

  1. What a fabulous collection of stunning images. Such imagination & technical know-how. A real inspiration to see the diverse compilation of processes put together. I’m delighted to be in such impressive company!

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