The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

James, Christopher (Book - 2009)
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The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

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Photographic artists and students of alternative process photography will welcome this new edition of Christopher James' The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. This significantly expanded edition is a full-color, lavishly illustrated, comprehensive resource that explores every aspect of alternative process image making. With his highly conversational writing style, James explores the techniques, processes, idiosyncrasies, history, and cultural connections that are such a significant part of the genre. Best of all, James makes it extremely accessible, providing clear instructions and practical workflow advice. The book delves into a vast menu of alternative and traditional options, among them: calotype, salted paper, cyanotype, argyrotype, chrysotype, POP, kallitype, ambrotype/wet collodion, Van Dyke, platinum/palladium, Ziatype, gelatin dry plate emulsions, carbon, gum bichromate, albumen, hand-applied emulsions, paper, alternative imaging systems, and digital negative production for alternative process image making. This book has become the unanimous standard reference text for alternative process photography, one that students love to read and work from. Not only does this definitive work make the most complex ideas easy to understand, it is conversational, comfortable, inspirational, and fun to read- a tremendous resource and a treasure trove of alternative process images. "The first edition was a stunning achievement, and one I felt that was not likely to be superceded. Five short years later Christopher James has created a very new work and a new standard. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes: 2nd Edition is, by far, the best alternative photographic process book ever!" - Richard Sullivan, Founder and Co-Owner, Bostick & Sullivan "If I could only have one photography book this would be it." -Timothy Whelan, Photographic Books
Authors: James, Christopher
Title: The book of alternative photographic processes
Publisher: Clifton Park, NY : Delmar Cengage Learning, c2009
Edition: 2nd ed
Characteristics: xxxiv, 601 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Christopher James
Contents: The pinhole : making pictures with a box of air
The salted paper process
The calotype process & the art of fixing shadows
The negative : alternative process options
The digital options : an odd history, workflows for negatives, & the digital arts
The anthotype & chlorophyll process : the art of printing with flowers and vegetation
The cyanotype process
Cyanotype : variations & adaptations
The argyrotype process
The Van Dyke, B-V-D, & Brownprint
The kallitype process
The new chrysotope process
The platinum/palladium process
The ziatype process
Paper and alternative substrates : history, considerations, preparation, & sizing
The gum bichromate process
Dichromate options : The chromatype, the dusting-on process, alternative surfaces for gum, 3-D gum bichromate
The carbon print process
POP : printing out paper
Tintypes & hand applied emulsions
The albumen process
Wet collodion & gelatin dry plate emulsion
Light marking : photographic alternatives
ISBN: 9781418073725
Branch Call Number: 771 J27b 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 586-591) and index
Subject Headings: Photography, Handworked Photography Printing processes Photography Processing
Topical Term: Photography, Handworked
LCCN: 2007942016
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