Resources for Alternative Processes

Discussion in 'Alternative Techniques & Photo Gallery' started by terri, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. mysteryscribe

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    I did start one in that forem of special interest but I would love to do retro in this forem. If you dont mind if i do 'kinda' fine art stuff.


     
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    Thank you terri it's nice of you!
     
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    I am not sure if it helps but Freestyle has Ortho Lith film in 4x5,8x10,xand 11x14 sheets. It is inexpensive and is marketed under the Arista label. I have also tried their Arista A-B Lith developer in the dry form for 10.00 bucks and I had very good results with it. I would try 30 to 1. Bill
     
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    Another source for Alt Proc info if the Creative Image Maker magazine. As a matter of fact we have a new issue coming out for December 2008. And we are always looking for Articles on alternative processing so please feel free to join us and contribute your expertise. Thank you. (link to the mag is in the sig)
     
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    What about the hard techniques? If there is any interest, I can help you all with (Warning, takes real work):

    1- Dye transfer: you will need to make your own matrix film, dyes, etc. I know one chap that does just that and he freely makes his methods and formulas available.

    2- Vectographs: a printed polarized stereoscopic printing process. with matrix film and the newly available Vectograph Film, it is once again possible. Or print then with your inkjet
    printer to (possibly) eliminate the need for matrices

    3- The Autochrome process. Interesting sources for help in recreating an early color process.
     
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    unpopular Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    ^^ do you have any sources on autochrome? a LONG time ago I worked with some guy on photo.net on how to revive the process. We had some ideas, but never went into prototype.

    Has anyone succeeded?
     
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    I am moving my library and files to my new digs. I'll dig up some basic info and post it.

    The big issue with autochrome is dying the starch grains and separating the smallest grains. It is a cool process, and I've seen a few good ones.
     
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    Forgot about this site:

    Les autochromes  -  
     
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    I remember seeing a show of nothing but autochromes (late seventies in DC, I think) and, man, those things were just gorgeous.


    This is a great thread. Glad someone revived it.
     
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    Same here! :D

    Any and all info on alternative processes is welcomed.
     
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    Nothing to contribute for the time being but I hope to some time next year when I start doing darkroom work again.

    One thing I've thought about doing for the longest time is to make my own paper :)
     

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