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320 pp.
370+ images
Coming Fall 2017

Salted Paper Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Contemporary Artists
is a book about the first photography-on-paper process from the dawn of photography’s history. In Salted Paper Printing this 19th century process is updated with 21st century digital negative methods. With a few inexpensive ingredients such as ordinary table salt and silver nitrate, evocative hand-coated prints can be created from a camera as simple as an iPhone. Salted Paper Printing is divided into two parts, richly illustrated with 370 photographs. Part One is a complete how-to on the salted paper process from simple to complex, with an extensive troubleshooting guide illustrated with 70 photographic examples. It includes creative ideas to push the boundaries of the salted paper print, such as hand coloring and printing salt in combination with gum bichromate. Part Two is devoted to contemporary salted paper artists who share their methods and secrets to creating their beautiful salted paper prints. Topics that the book covers are: A succinct bulleted timeline of key events in salted paper’s history - How to organize the salted paper “dimroom” - What are the best chemistry supplies, equipment, and papers to use - How to print a simple salted paper photogram in the sun, aka Talbot’s “photogenic drawing” process - A step-by-step digital negative method - How to salt, salt-size, and sensitize the paper with traditional and animal-friendly methods - Using the sun or an ultraviolet light source to best expose your image - Step-by-step tray-processing directions - Toning the salted paper print with gold, platinum, and other metals - Troubleshooting salted paper with photographs of common issues - Printing gum over salted paper to add gloss, tone, or full color to the salt print - Hand coloring salted paper selectively or fully with watercolor pencils, oils, etc. - Finishing, framing, and storing salt prints with examples of varnish, mat and frame choices - Contemporary artists’ advice, techniques, and works in 2, 4, or 6-page spreads. Salted Paper Printing provides much for the beginning salt enthusiast as well as the advanced practitioner. Backed with thorough research from 180 books, journals, and magazine articles from 1839 to present day, there is enough information to provide inspiration and proof of salted paper’s original and continuing place in historic to contemporary photography.

320 pages
400+ images

Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice
is a two-part book on gum bichromate. Section One provides a step-by-step description of the gum printing process. From setting up the “dimroom” (no darkroom required!) to evaluating finished prints, it walks the reader through everything that is needed to establish a firm gum practice with the simplest of setups at home. Section Two showcases contemporary artists’ works, illustrating the myriad ways gum is conceptualized and practiced today. The works in these pages range from monochrome to colorful and from subtle to bold, representing a variety of genres, including still lifes, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urbanscapes and more. Featuring over 80 artists and 400 full-color images, Gum Printing is the most complete overview of this dynamic and expressive medium that has yet appeared in print.

Chinese text only
Co-authored with Sam Wang, Sandy King, Zhong Jianming


264 pages
276 images from 100+ photographers

The Experimental Photography Workbook, 6th edition,  is a completely revised and updated version with the latest research added and full-color images throughout the text. It is the perfect “short & sweet” workbook to put play back into the analog black & white darkroom. Inside you will find succinct how-to’s on photograms, clichés verres, lumenprints, chemigrams, collage, photomontage, photo transfers, pinhole, zoneplate, holga, paper negatives, sabattier, chromoskedasic printing, painting with light, lith printing, liquid emulsion, modern tintype, mordançage, dye mordanting, bleachout, toning, applied color, abrasion tone, bromoil, encaustic, distressing film, and other experimental processes. Over one hundred photographers’ works are peppered throughout the pages to illustrate all processes. The Workbook should be the perfect impetus to increased creativity for students and professionals alike. 



336 pages
500+ images from 100+ photographers

Gum Printing and Other AMAZING Contact Printing Processes  is the culmination of ten years of research in resources from the beginning of photography to present day. It is the replacement text for Alternative Processes, Condensed but much, much more. It foregrounds gum bichromate in Section I which also now includes a comprehensive chapter on casein. Section II covers the most popular contact printing processes of cyanotype, argyrotype, kallitype, vandyke brown, platinum/palladium, ziatype, salted paper, and combination printing. Bodies of work are often gridded for a visual exploration of the cohesive idea. Many side-by-sides are included, same image, different process.  It is a perfect workshop or classroom textbook, comprehensive yet succinct.

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