Polar Matte Magna Paper Proves Perfect For Making Beautiful Alternative-Process Prints
Oct14

Polar Matte Magna Paper Proves Perfect For Making Beautiful Alternative-Process Prints

By Al Lockwood– Although most contemporary photographers inkjet print their work, a smaller (but growing) number print their images by historical or “alternative” means. These are the processes developed in the early 19th century– albumen, Van Dyke, Kallitype, salted paper and others; easily 100 different processes. Each offers the photographer an opportunity to create something truly unique. In an age of digital...

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A Gold Mine Of American Images– Free!
Jun16

A Gold Mine Of American Images– Free!

By Arthur H. Bleich–   America, 1935. A land in the midst of a Great Depression. Drought and over-cultivation of farmland had spawned dust storms that stripped vital topsoil away. In a country that was predominately rural and small-town, the massive crop failure that ensued caused millions to lose their farms and homes. Blown out, baked out and broke, most were forced to drift aimlessly from place to place, looking for whatever work...

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My Search for the World’s Oldest Photograph
Nov14

My Search for the World’s Oldest Photograph

 By Harald Johnson–      A few years ago, I asked myself a simple question: What and where is the oldest photograph in the world? It took some research and bit of travelling, but in the end I found it. Along with its story.   First, some definitions are in order. Like: What’s a photograph? What’s photography? Because I’ve written books on the subject of digital photo printing, I see it like this… A photograph is an...

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