1st Edition

Alternative Process Photography for the Contemporary Photographer A Beginner's Guide

By Morgan Post Copyright 2022
    316 Pages 116 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    316 Pages 116 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    A comprehensive textbook, Alternative Process Photography for the Contemporary Photographer explores the ways in which the materiality and science of photography and aesthetic concepts of contemporary photography can work together in an accessible way. The book explores processes such as calotype, wet plate collodion, cyanotype, platinum and palladium, gum bichromate and digital. It explains not only the historical context behind these processes but draws on examples from contemporary practitioners to show how the processes can be used within the field of contemporary photography.

    Author Morgan Post exemplifies the creative ways in which a contemporary photographer can engage with alternative process photography as a beginner and includes contributions from Takashi Arai, Alida Rodrigues, Binh Danh, Diana H. Bloomfield and many others from around the world. The textbook is accompanied by a companion website offering accessible step-by-step video instructions that demonstrate the processes explored.

    Bridging analogue and digital media, the textbook is ideal for students of photography and amateur photographers with an interest in alternative methods to photography.

    1: Contemporary Artists and Methods; Part I: Lens(less)-Based Imagemakes Chapter 1: Part II Print(less) Contemporary Imagemakers; 2: Introduction to Radiant Energy; 3: Introduction to Print Media;  4: Photography and Community


    Morgan Post is Adjunct Professor of Photography at Fairfield University, USA. He conducts workshops and research at The Penumbra Foundation in New York City and lectures nationally and internationally.

    'Great publication that not only delivers a concise historical, technical journey, but also investigates a wide range contemporary artists/photographers working in the amazing alternative world of photography.'
    Steve Tynan, Falmouth University