The cover is a collage composed of a photogravure layered with anthotype, cyanotype and kallitype by Jen Perena.

Composites journal – alternative processes

The composites of alternative photographic processes journal is a daily planner and contains both pre-defined pages and blank pages for you to plan your year. The templates are there to help you focus on your art projects as well as get a balance with work, home and everything else that happens in life.   Composites journal – A fusion of moments, visions and techniques from 60 artists Inspirational journal featuring … Read more

Pure Inspiration volume 1 cover

Pure Inspiration, volume 1 – Composites

Pure Inspiration emerged unexpectedly from our Calendar & Journal event. The idea stemmed from a desire to preserve the beauty of entries beyond the year’s end. The theme, Composites, encouraged experimentation, resulting in stunning artworks that blend multiple techniques that seemed to spark creativity. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a newcomer, this book will inspire you to explore alternative photography and unleash your own creativity.   Pure Inspiration 1 … Read more

Cyanoroid camera pan

Making a cyanotype multi-exposure camera

Is it even possible to make a cyanotype camera? Pedro Leal shares how to make a cyanotype camera that takes several instantaneous cyanotypes in one image. Writer and photography / Pedro Leal   I made walking into an aesthetic project, and I register the experiences through drawings, and visualise images accompanied by thoughts, which I write down. But, I wanted to bring together the experience of images and thought and … Read more

Cyanotype in the mail

You’ve got mail! An unusual cyanotype project by Pedro Leal

I received a letter. You know one of those that comes through the mailbox. An undeveloped cyanotype in a transparent envelope. Interview with Pedro Leal about his cyanotype mail project “Time Today”. Photography / Pedro Leal During my 23 years as an editor of AlternativePhotography.com, I have had some unusual things sent to me, and this was one of them. Pedro Leal is doing a project where he coats and … Read more

Cyanotype by Pedro Leal

Pedro Leal

Pedro Leal born in the most western part of Europe, studied photography and drawing. his work is influenced by the sea, the sun and nature, exploring the limits of cyanotype. From: Lisbon, Portugal. Shows: Cyanotypes. Pedro Mendes Leal was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and raised by the sea, from early his natural way of expressing himself was “art”. Completed his studies in Image and Audio-visual Communication and later Drawing, Archeological … Read more