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The art of cameraless photography dates back to the very discovery of photography and cyanotypes, in particular, have an illustrious history, discovered by the English polymath, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, and experimental photographer, Sir John Hershel. The first and most famous proponent of the form, Anna Atkins, published the first photography book of photograms made using the cyanotype process. Angela Chalmers, our featured photographer this issue, takes this historical process and extends it through contemporary digital photography and a ‘digital negatives’ to develop the process further. Seeing photographers combine such historical techniques with cutting-edge practices makes me think that we are unlikely to lose old photographic processes completely. The same is true of the new generation of photographers who are using film but scanning the results and using inkjet printers to create the final work. In many ways. Photography is like any practice, old techniques are borrowed and transformed by new generations of proponents to create novel work. I hope this means that there will be a small but significant number of photographers keeping most processes alive for future generations to discover and develop for themselves.
The art of cameraless photography dates back to the very discovery of photography and cyanotypes, in particular, have an illustrious history. more
I’m not particularly knowledgeable about the Peak District’s viewpoints so I wanted to see how these met my own understanding of the locations. more
All of this story is told by way of a series of anecdotes in this Rocky Nook publication. more
Hoge Venen is a season by season visual narrative of the changing landscape, from deep snowbound forests through misty moors in spring and a quick zip through summer before a wonderful section on forest brooks and fallen leaves. more
I feel like a bit of a cheat choosing this photograph as a couple a years ago I would not have looked at this sort of thing, never mind bought the book. more
Our 4x4 feature is a set of 4 landscape photography portfolios from our subscribers: Elliott Verdier, Erik Woolcott, Jane Ball & Somhairle MacDonald more
A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes. Over the lunchtime, on the Saturday and Sunday, we invited our community of photographers to talk about a project they are working on or an idea. more
I've written about my journey and why it was maybe even harder than I thought, so let the images take you to one of the last secret corners of Europe. more
Most photographers want to make images that are "better" and "different" than the rest. In other words, "extraordinary". But what does "extraordinary" mean? more
Angela is a visual artist based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, who uses painting, printmaking and photography to explore the themes that interest her. more
While driving you just think about the places you want to reach, the panoramas you want to shoot, but what about the roads that take you to these places? This is the story I want to tell. more