[Alt-photo] IS IT ALT?
epona.fyrefly at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 22:57:31 UTC 2018
I agree with Siegfried. The word "alternative" is there to signify a
departure from the norm or mainstream method of making and sharing images.
As digital is now how most "prints" are viewed and shared, I look at any
form of handmade printing process as "alt" now.
On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 2:44 PM Siegfried Rempel via Alt-photo-process-list
<alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> "Alt" as a definition is, in my opinion changing as the products available
> continue generating images disappear. Silver gelatin is an alt process,
> given that the ability to obtain the print product commercially is
> significantly reduced from what it was just a few years ago. Most anyone
> working in silver gelatin today has to make the images themselves, by hand
> and thus for me its become an alt process. Silver gelatin's sister process
> silver collodio-chloride has been an alt process since before WWII.
> Just my take on the "definition".
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:19 PM `Richard Knoppow via Alt-photo-process-list
> <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> > After sending my other reply I remembered the Kodak
> > Flexichrome process bought from the Crawford Flexichrome Co.
> > There is a descriptive article at:
> > http://www.graphicsatlas.org/guidedtour/?process_id=346
> > I don't think I have ever seen a Flexichrome print. I wonder
> > how widely used they were for advertising art. All the special
> > effects are now done digitally.
> > On 11/8/2018 8:59 AM, ROBERT KISS via Alt-photo-process-list wrote:
> > > A curious question: Does the fact that Richard Bernstein did airbrush,
> > hand brush, colored pencil, and acetate overlays on top of the black and
> > white photos we made for INTERVIEW covers make those "alt photo"? Do we
> > consider hand painted photos alt photo?
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