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Category Archives: Alternative Processes

Chemigram ideas and how to make them I have seen this attempted by many, but mastered by a select few. One of these is Pierre Cordier “With the advent of photography in 1839, painting underwent a radical transformation. Nowadays, the digital process is revolutionising photography. The Chemigram, fusion of painting and photography, is most likely the […]

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Lumen Print Tutorial Lumen prints are an incredibly an incredibly rewarding way to introduce yourself to the world of contacting printing, the biggest plus in their favour is that you don’t really need a darkroom to get them to work. Head out into the garden with some shears, cut off some leaves, branches and flower […]

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Google Deep Dream is program which finds and enhance patterns in images via algorithmic pareidolia, and creates a dreamlike hallucinogenic appearance in deliberately over-processed images. Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists. Essentially the program ‘thinks’ it sees a pattern in something and then exaggerates it. This is the […]

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The growth of digital technology has developed a counter culture of deliberately distorting images using technology to aestheticise digital errors. Collectively referred to as glitch art, digital files are purposefully corrupted or have their code manipulated to create a purposefully distorted image. Much in the same way that Photoshop can aid a photographer to realise […]

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