Too bad, because I do silver gelatin film and paper and I live in Pacifica...
You would be welcome if you wanted to attend a regular meeting or the bi-annual symposium.
The regular meetings are free, and very interesting.
The 2012 symposium was really fascinating.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
I'm afraid that according to the Pacifica Chapter of the Center for Photographic History and Technology (CPHT) silver gelatin film and paper isn't yet "Alternative" enough to be counted as "Alternative Photography".
But it has been considered.
I use digital tools for sharing things digitally, and almost all my recent colour prints have been made using a digital intermediary.
But I shoot film whenever and wherever I can, including transparency film for projection.
I print black and white in the darkroom, and am trying to get back to optical colour printing.
When I have photographs printed at a lab, I avoid ink jet processes and insist on RA4.
I lurk and experience vicariously the work that other, more alternative photographers do. So far, I've got a single Van Dyke brown print in my experience.
Seems to me that the processes you mention all occurred prior to film/paper processes, so how does that make them modern techniques?
there are modern day people who do these things.
just like there are modern day people who make paper negatives ( calotype negatives) and
salt prints which were the first postiive/negative process invented at the same time as daguerrotypes.
my point was that now that non silver non chemical processes are main stream and
what we all do here is not, how much of the whole chemical aesthetic do you embrace.
it is a wide open field and i think it is great ..