Christina Z. Anderson in her studio

Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography – book series

Christina Z. Anderson is the editor of Routledge‘s book series Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography with so far no less than 9 titles on alternative photographic processes, and more coming. Malin Fabbri interviews Christina Z. Anderson. Photography / Christina Z. Anderson, Kelly Gorham Between writing books, doing workshops, teaching and printing your own images, how do you find the … Read more

Summer rain, Christina Z. Anderson, Gum bichromate

All That and a Bag of Doritos – Christina Z. Anderson and the Impact of Imperfect Paths

Megan Crawford’s portrait of Christina Z. Anderson. Writer / Megan Crawford Photography / Kelsey Merritt, Christina Z. Anderson, Kelly Gorham, Megan Crawford Wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi? Maybe she meant to say wasabi, but that doesn’t make sense. Nope, wabi-sabi: the Japanese view of beauty in imperfection— literally the art of imperfection. I first learned about wabi-sabi in a photography darkroom at Montana … Read more

Cyanotype papers tested

Papers for traditional / classic cyanotype process

Christina Z. Anderson spends her hard earned money ($1613) on paper research for cyanotype papers and generously shares the results. Writer and photography / Christina Z. Anderson Over the last twenty years of practicing alternative processes, good papers for alt have come and gone on the market—Weston Diploma Parchment being one example. Worse, formerly excellent papers have gone the buffered … Read more

Salted Paper Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Contemporary Artists

Salted Paper Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Contemporary Artists makes one of the oldest known photographic processes easy for the 21st century using simple digital negative methods. Christina Z. Anderson’s in-depth discussion begins with a history of salted paper printing, then covers the salted paper process from beginner to intermediate level, with step-by-step instructions and an illustrated troubleshooting guide. Including … Read more

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Distressing Negatives

Excerpt from The Experimental Photography Workbook, 4th Edition.
Christina Z. Anderson describes four ways to creatively destroy your negatives, giving them a little extra bite.