I am currently studying Alternative Photographic Processes (APP) this summer with Professor Sarah Cusimano Miles at JSU. We are experimenting with a couple of new (to me) processes a week and hopefully completing the month with a coherent body of work.  Since my MFA is centered toward “Visual Communication” and because I wish to further explore type in nature and with nature this Summer, I am pursuing elements of typography in each piece whether stenciled or created from natural/organic matter or a combination of both. Focusing on postcard size images, I wish to bring functionality to each processed piece.

In addition, I am researching artists who are currently exploring type in APP and those who have successfully integrated it into their work.

 

Types of Alternative Photographic Processes Explored

Photograms

“A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light.”

Anthotypes

“An anthotype is an image created using photosensitive material from plants.”

Cyanotypes

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.”