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 in the field and in the darkroom. Wynn practices various historic printing techniques including salt, cyanotype, kallitype, Vandyke and argyrotype. From: Payette, Idaho, USA, but lives Chiba, Chiba, Japan Shows: Argyrotypes, Cyanotypes, Kallitypes, Salt prints and Vandykes. Wynn White is an American photographer making his home in Chiba, Japan. He … Read more

Photograph of Anna Atkins from 1861, licensed by Creative Commons.

Anna Atkins

In 1843 Anna Atkins published the first book of photography made using the cyanotype process called British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions. If you are a cyanotyper, you may also be interested in our tribute event to this true pioneer. Anna Children (maiden name of Anna Atkins) is born 16th of March 1799 in Tonbridge, Kent, UK, the daughter of John George Children (1777-1852) and Hester Anne Holwell (1777-1799). The house of … Read more

Lake Pukaki by Jo – duotone cyanotype

Creating multi-coloured cyanotype prints – Out of the Blue – the world appears in colour

Cyanotype is a easily accessible process with one limitation. It’s blue. Unless you know how to create multi-coloured cyanotypes. Here is how. Writer and photography / Jo Bind with tricolour section by Sehera Nawaz It was literally out of the blue when I first saw a post by Annette Golaz on the cyanotype Facebook group in early 2021 which showed a full-colour print that she claimed was done with cyanotype … Read more

Cyanotype bag from Cyanogifts.

Cyanogifts – The collective behind the cyanotype tote bags

Cyanogifts – a collective from Macedonia – channel their creativity into placing art on everyday objects, like their cyanotype tote bags. How did Cyanogifts start? Cyanogifts was an idea that started from our love for alternative photographic processes. The idea is fairly old, yet, as we say, the star constellations were not adequate to make it happen. “We wanted to place our love and passion for cyanotypes into something practical, … Read more

Dan Hermouet in his "kitchen“

Cooking photography – sustainable alternative photographic processes by Dan Hermouet

Why would an artist be concerned with ways to make photography more sustainable and how could such query transform one’s artistic practice? Curious writer Miglė Markulytė interviews photographer Dan Hermouet to reveal how he cooks photography by distilling pigments from a river, scrubbing off the rust from old tools, and mixing special photo-sensitive solutions with curds. Writer / Miglė Markulytė Photography / Dan Hermouet “A good chef can not only … Read more

Blythotype example of positive cyanotype

Blythtypes – positive-working cyanotype prints

The ‘Blythtype’, is a variation on Cyanotypes by Jeff Blyth where a positive print is made from a positive image. It also has increased light sensitivity through the introduction of a photosensitive dye. Cyanotype experimenters are encouraged to have a go, though NOT for beginners. Writers and photographers / Jeff Blyth and Martin Richardson Abstract This paper describes a new Cyanotype system, the ‘Blythtype’, which offers a new technique resulting … Read more

Cyanotype day 2021 - 427 cyanotypes

World Cyanotype Day 2021 – all the links you need

World Cyanotype Day 2021 is now over. 427 cyanotypes were entered in our online gallery – and really made the day. There is just so much inspiring work! We would love to get your feedback on the event, please comment below! Make a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy the show. These are the links where you can find inspiration. See this year’s Gallery here: 👉 https://www.alternativephotography.com/gallery/gallery-by-process/world-cyanotype-day-2021-gallery-rejuvenation/ See artists … Read more

Jim Read

Jim Read

Jim Read likes to do things his own way has contributed with how-to articles on making your own contact print frames amongst other things. From: Midlands, UK. Shows: Cyanotypes. Jim started photography in 1990 purely as a pastime and decided to go down the exhibition route to hone his skills. Over the next ten years he had, or took part in 11 exhibitions in the Midlands area of the UK. … Read more

A good starting point for cyanotypes – learn the process

Cyanotypes are those blueprints you have probably seen. It is the best way to get started and learn alternative photographic processes. The process is easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master. The cyanotype process is easy to learn, and a good starting point for anyone who want to learn more about alternative photographic processes. Here are some steps to take when you want to learn the cyanotype process: … Read more

Palle Lindgaard-Jørgensen Albumen print

Palle Lindgaard-Jørgensen

Palle Lindgaard-Jørgensen has worked with alternative photographic processes for more than ten years. He works with photo transfers, photogravure, xerolithography, cyanotypes and albumen prints. From: Nærum, 18 km north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Shows: Albumen prints, Cyanotypes, Phototransfers to metal, Photogravure and Xerolithography. Palle Lindgaard-Jørgensen is an artistic photographer who always uses his own photos as a basis for the alternative photographic processes and experiments with the different expressions, one can … Read more

Cyanotype photographer Dennis Humphrey

Dennis Humphrey

Dennis Humphrey is an interdisciplinary artist using digital photography, alternative photography (cyanotype and gum bichromate) as well as contemporary mixed media processes, mostly on paper. He shares his cyanotypes here. From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Shows: Cyanotypes. Dennis Humphrey is an interdisciplinary artist using digital photography, cyanotype and contemporary mixed media processes on paper.   A collector of images, an assembler and arranger of mediums and materials, he mixes and … Read more

Carmen Ayala LIquid emulsion

Carmen Ayala

Carmen Ayala discovered a world of creative possibilities in photography when she learned the cyanotype process in 2015. She has now expanded her work to other photographic processes and also works in liquid emulsion and anthotype. From: Almería, Spain. Shows: Cyanotypes, Liquid emulsions and Anthotypes. Carmen Ayala was born in the South of Spain, where she grew up in full contact with nature. Her interest in photography began as a … Read more

Cyanotype by Cissy Spoelstra

Cissy Spoelstra

Cissy Spoelstra, from Leiden, The Netherlands works in photography, art and design and has recently started exploring cyanotypes. She loves experimenting with materials such as glass. From: Leiden, The Netherlands. Shows: Cyanotypes. Cissy Spoelstra is a Dutch photographer, based in Leiden. She studied creative photography at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam and worked as a photographer until march 2020 when she was forced to stay at home due to the … Read more