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Alternative Photographic Processes

Crafting Handmade Images, 1st Edition

By Brady Wilks


210 pages

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Alternative Photographic Processes teaches techniques, both analog & digital, allowing artists to bring a personal touch through manipulation of a photograph, the negative, and the print. This book stands apart from recent publications on alternative processes by presenting a range of new approaches and methods to achieve popular techniques, as well as providing step-by-step guidance for an array of unique techniques meant to inspire artists working in various mediums. Through detailed guidance, working artist examples, and info about the contemporary use of these processes, this book will provide instruction for students, educators, and artists to expand their creative toolbox.


"Creating hand crafted images can give you a whole new world of creative possibilities you probably never even thought about…" - Paul W. Faust,

Table of Contents

Dedication; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; Chapter 01: Capture Techniques ; Chapter 02: Film & Transparency Manipulation for Wet Lab Processes & Scanning ; Chapter 03: Substrate Acquisition ; Chapter 04: Substrate Manipulation ; Chapter 05: Transfers & Lifts ; Chapter 06: Print and Image Manipulation

Chapter 07: Appropriated Art, Collage & Cameraless imaging ; Chapter 08: Waxing, Encaustic and Resins ; Chapter 9: Installation & 3-Dimensionsal Object Photography ; Chapter 10: Alternatives to Finishing & Presentation

Resources ; Practicing Artists Further Influence ; Bibliography ; Index

About the Author

Brady Wilks is a working artist, author and educator who is currently residing and exhibiting in the mid-atlantic area. He also leads workshops and teaches college courses in traditional, digital and alternative photographic processes.

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Alternative Process Photography

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Darkroom
PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / General
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Digital (see also COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Photography)