Gum Bichromate
Exhibition: Salt, Silver, and Sun
Exhibition: Salt, Silver, and Sun

Two of my alternative process prints have been selected to be included in an exhibition of Maine-based photographers working in these historical processes. The show at the PhoPa Gallery in Portland, Maine, opened last weekend and runs through April 18th. Salt, Silver, and Sun: Historic Processes by Photographers Today The exhibition has been curated by […]

Muted Landscapes
Muted Landscapes

Back when I started to get excited about tri-color gum printing I thought I’d begin with some bolder colors – seemed obvious and somehow easier. Don’t know if it is either of those, but it made sense to me! As I’ve looked at other artists’ tri-color prints, and especially as I’ve researched watercolor pigments and […]

Tri-Color Gum Bichromate
Tri-Color Gum Bichromate

This post really should be more interesting than the title sounds. It’s not a chemistry lesson, I promise! A little over a year ago I started learning about historical photographic printing processes, or “Alternative processes”, as they are widely known, which is weird since they have been around since the beginning of photography. “Original processes” […]

Chiquita Banana Gum
Chiquita Banana Gum

No, this isn’t a story about a new flavor of chewing gum. The “gum” in the title refers to a photographic printing process called “gum bichromate”, which uses watercolor pigment, potassium dichromate, and the eponymous gum arabic to make the light-sensitive emulsion. The “Chiquita banana” part of the title does, in a couple of twisted […]

SohoPhoto Gallery – Alternative Process Exhibition
SohoPhoto Gallery - Alternative Process Exhibition

The 9th National Alternative Process Competition exhibit opens today at the SohoPhoto Gallery in New York City, and three of my images were chosen for inclusion. Since this was my first public entry into the world of fine art photography and alternative process printing, I will admit I was fairly pleased with myself. Jill Enfield, […]