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    Books?

    I'm looking for recommended books on alternative processes. I'm probably not ready to try it yet but all the more reason to study it while I'm on my way there no?

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    John Barnier, Coming into Focus comes to mind as a good introduction. Good bedtime reading!
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    Christopher James book is great. Easy to read and instructions that are easy to follow. You can read more here: http://www.christopherjames-studio.com/
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    newsletter reprints

    judy siegel - the world journal of post factory photogrpahy. al sorts of good advise and information to get your brain thinking.
    my real name, imagine that.

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    I found Keepers of the Light to be good for both a historical background and for learning the processes. You can usually get a copy cheap on the used market.

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    specific to platinum/palladium and Ziatype, The New Platinum Print by Sullivan & Weese. You can order it through Bostick & Sullivan, who are sponsors of this site.

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    Thanks for the suggestions it would be great if you could find that kind of book in a store to check it out I hate going in blind.

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    Well, I found the Coming into Focus at my local city library. At a later date, when I had the money I bought a copy. Worth every penny to me.
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    I will second 'the book of alternative photographic processes' by Christopher James. it's fantastic overview of pretty much everything, I believe. it's also a very good read with lot's of inspiring images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davido View Post
    I will second 'the book of alternative photographic processes' by Christopher James.

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    I'll third it.
    You could try searching amazon as some of the alt process books (Barnier does but James doesnt) have the opportunity to look at a few pages which is often enough to decide.

    When in the same situation about a year ago I also found http://www.alternativephotography.com and http://www.unblinkingeye.com/ very useful source of articles and examples.
    AFAIK the post factory photography isnt active anymore and I havent been able to find any pdfs around. Although the Sullivan book on Pt/Pd is reputedly superb I went for a more general book 1st to try and get a grip on what took my interest. (Its blue blue blue blue except when its stained black black black :grin

    Good luck and have fun
    Last edited by bnstein; 08-30-2008 at 03:26 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: more added

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