Dante Cappellani

The iron-silver processes

Edited by Jacques Kevers Photography by Dante Cappellani and Cezar Popescu This articles is a complilation of notes from the Picto Benelux group, edited by Jacques Kevers on the iron-silver processes: Kallitypes, Vandyke brown and Argyrotype. I – Let’s not confuse… The main processes being part of the iron-silver family are the Kallitype, Van Dyke Brown, and Argyrotype. And no: Calotype … Read more

Introduction to Oil and Bromoil printing

Writer and photography /Jacques Kevers Jacques Kevers gives us an introduction to the oil and bromoil printing, from the history to practical application. Oil prints, bromoil and mediobrome are processes that belong to a same family: all of them are based on the well known principle that oil is repelled by water. The oil print process was first described in … Read more

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Picto Benelux Photographic group

Picto Benelux is a photographic group with artists from Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg working in alternative photographic processes. From: Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg. Shows: Daguerrotype, Carbon prints, Bromoils, Cyanotypes, Gum bichromates, Heliogravures, Orotypes, Pinholes, Vandykes, Platinum print, Solargraphy, Sury prints, Vandykes. PICTO Benelux brings together photographers from Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg and neighboring areas, interested in historic photographic … Read more

Picto’s test of Lightmeasure’s hand-held UV meter PPM2

Members of the Picto Benelux alternative photographic processes group tests the new hand-held UV-meter – the UV meter PPM2 – by Ian Parker at LightMeasure.com. Writer / Jacques Kevers Photography / Images from LightMeasure.com and by René Smets Ian Parker at LightMeasure.com builds and sells a one-of-a-kind UV meter, designed specifically for artists who work with UV-sensitive media. Once established … Read more