Sizing paper for alternative processes and cyanotype

Paper basics: Sizing paper for alternative photographic processes

A few decades ago, when I first started out, I believed sizing was about cutting the paper into the right size: I was very wrong. When a paper is “sized”, glue is used to bind the paper to control the absorption of liquids—the capillarity—in the fibres. Writer and photography / Malin Fabbri A paper towel is unsized and very absorbent since you are supposed to use it to wipe up … Read more

Mono Lake – Black Point, argyrotype, untoned, © Don Nelson 2022

Interview with Don Nelson author of Kallitype, Vandyke Brown, and Argyrotype

Don Nelson has been actively pursuing alternative photographic processes since 1983. He now shares his knowledge in the new book Kallitype, Vandyke Brown and Argyrotype. We interview him to find out more. Writer and photography / Don Nelson What inspired you to write this book? Don Nelson: I have used quite a number of alternative processes since 1984: platinum/palladium, carbon transfer, kallitype, Vandyke brown, argyrotype, salted paper, wet plate, etc. … Read more