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Alternative Photographic Processes

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Introduction by Jill Enfield
  8. About This Book
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. Chapter 1: Capture Techniques
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Glass Manipulation
    3. 1.3 Veils and Obscuring
    4. 1.4 Lens and Camera Modifications
    5. 1.5 Scanner-Based Image-Making
  11. Chapter 2: Film and Transparency Manipulation for Wet Lab Processes and Scanning
    1. 2.1 Film and Transparency Manipulation
    2. 2.2 Scanning
    3. 2.3 Inkjet Transparency Film and Processes
    4. 2.4 Alternative Enlargements
  12. Chapter 3: Substrate Acquisition and Considerations
    1. 3.1 Aged Books and Paper
    2. 3.2 Reclaimed and Scrap Wood
    3. 3.3 Found Objects
    4. 3.4 Sheet Metal
    5. 3.5 Stone and Tile
  13. Chapter 4: Substrate Manipulation
    1. 4.1 Metal
    2. 4.2 Wood
    3. 4.3 Glass and Mirrors
    4. 4.4 Paper
    5. 4.5 Fabrics, Ceramics, and Other Materials
  14. Chapter 5: Transfers and Lifts
    1. 5.1 Acrylic Gel Lifts/Transfers
    2. 5.2 Wet Inkjet Transfers
    3. 5.3 Contact Paper and Tape Adhesive Transfers
    4. 5.4 Other Wet Material Transfers and Lifts
  15. Chapter 6: Print and Image Manipulation
    1. 6.1 Folded Prints
    2. 6.2 Assemblages, Fractured Composites, and Irregular Borders
    3. 6.3 Sewing, Threading, and Embroidery
    4. 6.4 Staining
    5. 6.5 Solvent Blotting
    6. 6.6 Hand-Coloring, Tinting, and Burnishing
    7. 6.7 Distressing
  16. Chapter 7: Appropriated Art, Collage, and Cameraless Imaging
    1. 7.1 Photo Collage
    2. 7.2 Finding and Manipulating Old Photos
    3. 7.3 Incorporating Photographs into Collage
    4. 7.4 Chemigrams
  17. Chapter 8: Waxing, Encaustic, and Resins
    1. 8.1 Waxing for Paper Negatives
    2. 8.2 Encaustics
    3. 8.3 Entombing
    4. 8.4 Resin for Preservation and Presentation
  18. Chapter 9: Installation, 3D Object Photography, and the Performance
    1. 9.1 3D Paper-Print-Based Sculptures
    2. 9.2 Photographs and Found Objects
    3. 9.3 Photographs and Installations
    4. 9.4 Integrating Images into 3D Objects and Sculptures
    5. 9.5 Performance Photography
  19. Chapter 10: Alternatives to Finishing and Presentation
    1. 10.1 Print Finishing and Coatings
    2. 10.2 Framing
    3. 10.3 Handmade Portfolios and Presentation Boxes
    4. 10.4 Projection and Displays
    5. 10.5 Alternatives to Signatures
  20. Resources
  21. Process List and Practicing Artists
  22. Index