Alternate Processes: Another quarter completed!

A few days ago I put the finishing touches on my Alternate Processes portfolio…  I had to trim down the images I wanted to present, and even then I ended up matting a few extra.  I didn’t get to my final ten images until right before presentation.  Not a bad problem to have though…

I really enjoyed class this quarter.  Learning about Alt Process images has been one of my favorite photo program experiences to date.  My only complaint is that we didn’t have enough time to do all the processes!  Of course, there is no feasible way to do it all in only one quarter, but we are hoping that the college will create an Alt Processes II course.

Over the course of the quarter, I have posted up a majority of the images I created.  The long list of processes studied is:  Digital Negatives, Negative Sandwiching, Dual-enlarger Compositing, Sebatier (Solarization) Effect, Mordançage, Image Transfers (Tape, Acrylic, Acetone), Chromoskedasic, Pinhole, Cyanotype, Van Dyke, and Liquid Light.

If my arm was twisted, I would have to choose Cyanotype as my favorite process I learned this quarter.  My least favorite would probably be Liquid Light, though I think if I had my own darkroom and full control over the whole process, I may grow to like it.  I also like the idea of image transfers, though I wasn’t very successful with that process.  More practice is all that is needed…

Below are the images I chose for my portfolio.  Unfortunately, I was a bonehead and accidentally left my camera at home when I went to class, so I was unable to capture the other student’s presentations.  Derp.

Complete Portfolio
Complete Portfolio
Chains - Cyanotype
Chains – Cyanotype
Vertical - Cyanotype
Vertical – Cyanotype
Nest - Cyanotype
Nest – Cyanotype
Life and Death - Cyanotype Montage
Life and Death – Cyanotype Montage
Shelter Me - Cyanotype
Shelter Me – Cyanotype
Cerulean Fall - Cyanotype
Cerulean Fall – Cyanotype
Rising Darkness - Mordançage
Rising Darkness – Mordançage
Wheel - Sebattier
Wheel – Sebattier
House of the Rising Sun - Dual-enlarger Composite (Not included in final submission)
House of the Rising Sun – Dual-enlarger Composite (Not included in final submission)
The Tree - Sebattier (Not included in final submission)
The Tree – Sebattier (Not included in final submission)
My Prison - Negative Sandwich Composite
My Prison – Negative Sandwich Composite
Ghost in the Garden - Chromoskedasic
Ghost in the Garden – Chromoskedasic

Next quarter is going to be quite exciting as well as I am enrolled in Large Format Photography!  I will continue to share my images and adventures…  As always, if you like what you see, please share my blog with others!

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