WCD2022 story so far

World cyanotype day – not too late to enter!

It’s here again, and it’s now open for entries, find physical locations here or read below how to enter in our gallery at AlternativePhotography.com. See you there? We have started taking entries and will post them in our gallery until the deadline (midnight your time zone Cyanotype Day). Do make our lives a little easier by following ALL of these … 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, … 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 … Read more

Robin North Cyanotype

Robin North

Robin North works in alternative photographic processes and a range of expressions such as experimental narratives and portraits. From: Richmond, Texas, and San Diego, California, USA Shows: Cyanotypes, Platinum/Palladiums and Salt prints. Robin North is an interdisciplinary/visual artist based in Richmond, Texas, and San Diego, California. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Houston with … Read more

Sabina Suru, photographed by Simona Deaconeascu using Sabina's optical contraptions, during the Exposing Movement project, 2017

Interview with Sabina Suru—co-founder of the Allkimik Photographic Association and multimedia artist

Sabina Suru is one of the founders of Allkimik Photographic Association, an NGO based in Romania that focuses on analogue, alternative and experimental photography projects. We find out a lot about both Sabina Suru and Allkimik projects in the answers. Photography / Sabina Suru, Simona Deaconeascu and Alex Spineanu Tell us a little about yourself Sabina Suru: I’m an artist … Read more

Platinum/Palladium by John Higbie

John Higbie

John Higbie, a professional photographer, works without using a negative at all for his platinum-palladium prints. From: Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA. Shows: Platinum/palladiums. John Higbie has had a lifelong interest in photographic technologies. He worked in Hollywood for 25 years, specializing in engineering and shooting with robotic camera systems for live-action, visual effects, and stop-motion animation. He began his career in … Read more

Workshop (free) on World Cyanotype Day @ Oak Gallery Carlsbad, CA – Free Public Event – September 24th, 2022 10am-2pm

Details of event: Create a unique one of a kind cyanotype for World Cyanotype Day on September 24th from 10am-2pm at Oak Gallery in Carlsbad, California. We will supply all the materials for each person to create their one free 4×6 print compliments of Oak Gallery and its featured photographic artists. There will be a free snack and music by … Read more

The creation of a cyanotype music video by 3 artists

The creation of a music video made from cyanotypes by the 3 artists: Dan Hermouet, alternative printer, godo yorke, singer and composer and Kotryna Daraškevičiūtė, video artist. The trio made their own negatives and photo-sensitive paper and printed about 7000 cyanotypes with self-made UV light box made from drawers. The prints then were washed in water, snow and immersed in … Read more

Exhibition: Out of the Blue: Experiments with Cyanotypes, September 1-25, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, Sept. 3 CLOSING RECEPTION: Saturday, Sept. 24, World Cyanotype Day ​The cyanotype, also known as a blueprint, is an early camera-less photographic printing process invented 180 years ago in 1842. The name cyanotype was derived from the Greek name cyan, meaning “dark-blue impression.”  The earliest practitioner of the cyanotype process was Anna Atkins in 1843, producing Photographs of British Algae: … Read more