The Experimental Photography Workbook – book review

Malin Fabbri takes a look at Christina Z. Anderson’s latest edition of The Experimental Photography Workbook – and finds it gets better and better with each edition.

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The Experimental Photography Workbook by Christina Z. Anderson
The Experimental Photography Workbook by Christina Z. Anderson

The Experimental Photography Workbook shows how to push your creativeness both in the camera, on the negative & film and in the darkroom. There are several ways described in these areas of how you can expand your work with material. In addition to darkroom techniques, the book also shows you how you can bleach, scratch or set fire to your negatives to achieve the desired effects. And if that is not enough there are always a couple of alternative photographic processes to learn.

Each technique has a description, a list of materials needed, where to get supplies and – yes! – beautiful, creative and inspiring examples of photographs from each of the processes done by several different artists – a great improvement from previous editions!

From the start intended to be used by universities with semester-long programs, the book is now aimed at anyone wanting to learn about tintypes, pinholes, lumen prints, chemigrams or any of the other processes in the book. Most importantly, the book makes sense of quite complicated processes. After a few chapters, you’ll probably find yourself itching to get your darkroom chemicals out. The Experimental Photography Workbook just keeps getting better and better with each edition.

A technical book recommended both for beginners and pros.

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Experimental Photography Workbook: A Manual of Analog Black & White Darkroom Practice by Christina Z. Anderson
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Experimental Photography Workbook: A Manual of Analog Black & White Darkroom Practice

by Christina Z. Anderson

9 of 10   Rated 9,28 – based on 254 votes

Learn about a variety of alternative photographic processes.
A technical book highly recommended both for beginners and pros.

 

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