[Alt-photo] salted paper book and new alt series

Jim Patterson jimbobnola at cox.net
Thu Jul 27 20:07:28 UTC 2017


Hi Chris, 
You have more energy than the Energizer Bunny.  Great job!
Jim Patterson, New Orleans 

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> On Jul 27, 2017, at 9:42 AM, Christina Z. Anderson via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
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> Dear List,
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> I know a lot of you are not on FB where I posted this, so forgive the double posting if you have already read it. I was going to wait until September to post the news about the salted paper book, the artists and chapters in it, and the new Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography series but I got one of those blast emails from Amazon about the salted paper book where Routledge revealed the series, so they “scooped” me. So here is the news. I look at this new position as this mixed simile: writing books is like birthing babies, but now I get to be a midwife and help someone else to do all the heavy lifting :)
> Chris
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> The Salted Paper Printing book is now in its final edit before it goes to press. Release will be Fall 2017, with pre-order already available on Amazon.com.  The book is written for the beginning to advanced salted paper practitioner, with a handy step-by-step mini-chapter called Creating Your First Salted Paper Print for those who want more printing and less reading. See further for a peek at the chapters and the forty-five artists included in the book.
> Just as exciting for me as is the release of this book, is what has been going on in the background while writing it. Because of the growing field of alternative process photography, Focal Press, an imprint of Routledge, is spearheading a series entitled Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography. The series focuses the lens on a variety of alternative, historical processes from the medium’s almost 180-year history. Each book outlines a step-by-step approach to a particular medium, and features contemporary artists who use that particular process regularly in their practice. Salted Paper Printing is the first in the series, appropriate because the announcement of salted paper to the public shares photography’s birth month—January 1839.
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> Focal Press/Routledge has invited me to be the Series Editor. My role will be to advise, encourage, and support other authors from idea to print as we join together to create a contemporary “snapshot” of the world of alt today. There are already exciting topics in the works. I welcome all queries (off list).
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> Salted Paper Printing chapters:
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> A BRIEF HISTORY OF SALTED PAPER; SETTING UP THE DIMROOM; DIGITAL NEGATIVES; TALBOT’S PHOTOGENIC DRAWING PROCESS; CREATING YOUR FIRST SALTED PAPER PRINT; SALTING AND SENSITIZING THE PAPER; EXPOSING AND PROCESSING SALTED PAPER; TONING SALTED PAPER; ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR SALTED PAPER; TROUBLESHOOTING SALTED PAPER; PRINTING GUM OVER SALTED PAPER; HANDCOLORING SALTED PAPER AND OTHER CREATIVE IDEAS; FINISHING, FRAMING, AND STORING SALTED PAPER; CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS.
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> Salted Paper Printing artists:
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> Anderson, Kimberly; Baird, Darryl; Brandenburg, Kees; Brandt, Matthew; Byron, Carol; Chong Sok Fen, Fiona; Coburn, Daniel; Collins, Micheal; Crawford, Megan; DeWeese, Clara; Estabrook, Dan; Finkelston, Adam; Fletcher, Brittonie; Gerlach, Luther; Gerling, Keith; Hajicek, James; Hamilton, Brenton; Izzo, Suzanne; Keen, Ken; Larson, Rebecca Sexton; Majevski, Vivian; Matusz, Marek; McKay, Natalie; McPhee, Leanne; Molnar, Dave; Nabors, Elaine; Novo, Alberto; Osterman, France Scully; Osterman, Mark; Owen, Jessica Christine; Panaro-Smith, Carol; Reber, Bella; Reeder, Ron; Rust, Dianna J.; Schreiber, Keith; Stelling, Amanda; Tenney, Nicholas K.; Van Gerven, Karel; Vlach, Alan; Wadley, Samantha; Wang, Sam; White, Wynn; Witman-Deanna; Young, Ellie; (as well as myself).
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