It's important to support one another within the creative industries. This ever growing list will feature some of the artists I love, both past & present, famous or lesser known. If you work with analogue photographic processes & would like to be featured on this blog post, just get in touch!
Sonia is a Kent based artist who works with cyanotype printing.
Melanie King is a working class artist and curator, originally from Manchester, UK. Melanie is now based in Ramsgate, Kent, UK. She is co-Director of super/collider, Lumen Studios and founder of the London Alternative Photography Collective. She is currently Artist In Residence at the School of Metallurgy and Materials at The University of Birmingham, from Feb 2021 to June 2022. Melanie is a PhD Candidate at the Royal College of Art (2015-2022). She is a lecturer in photography on the BA (Hons) Photography programme at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is represented by the Land Art Agency.
Hannah Fletcher is a London based artist, working with cameraless photographic processes, founder of The Sustainable Darkroom, Co-director of London Alternative Photography Collective and a facilitator of sustainability within the arts.
Hannah Fletcher’s work intertwines organic matter such as soils, algae, mushrooms and roots into analogue photographic mediums and surfaces. She does this while simultaneously exploring environmentally and ecologically-focused issues. Working in an investigative, pseudo scientific and environmentally conscious manner, Hannah combines scientific techniques with photographic processes, creating a dialogue between the poetic and political.
Most recently, she has initiated and is running The Sustainable Darkroom Project; an artist run research, training and mutual learning programme to equip cultural practitioners with new skills and knowledge to develop a more environmentally friendly analogue photography / darkroom practice. Tackling issues including, but not limited to; the volumes of water used to wash films and prints, the resin coated paper going to landfill, the harsh development and fixing chemicals and heavy metals polluting soils and aquatic systems, bovine gelatine coating paper and films. Earlier in the year, she successfully received a grant from Arts Council England for part of this project, followed by funding from the London Community Support fund, with support from Guest Projects, Gasworks and The Triangle Network. Since 2019 Hannah has been mentoring and tutoring in sustainable art practices, guiding practitioners through material usage, process innovation, waste activation, participation in systems and cross pollination between industries and practices.
Molly Caenwyn is a photographer and photographic historian with an avid interest in photographic materiality and the phenomenological experience of photography. They works in mostly with analogue and alternative photographic processes. Their work predominantly focus on subject matter that explores eroticism, intimacy, the body and the abject. This also extends to their historical research which currently focuses on photography and the sex industry, LGBT history and early Welsh female photographers.
Francesca works with cyanotype in a unique and crisp manner.
In black and white Esmé focuses on natural subjects, utilising historic analog and alternative processes. Creating dark peaceful atmospheres.
Emile works with liquid emulsion (also known as liquid light) on cotton rag paper, creating atmospheric B&W prints.
Toby Van de Velde
Toby Van de Velde is an analogue photographer, working with a variety of formats, in-particular pinhole cameras.