Alternative Print Photography
Although I still do a vast amount of digital photography, I'm currently investing a lot of time and energy into re-discovering the original methods of producing prints which started in the early 19th century, and becoming very popular from the 1850's onwards.
Wet plate collodion, Platinum/Palladium, Cyanotype, Kallitype and Salt printing all have a place in my photographic arsenal, along with reproducing images onto Rice Paper and other handmade substrates.
Shibui is a Japanese term which refers to a particular aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive. Shibusa is an enriched, subdued appearance or experience of intrinsically fine quality with economy of form, line, and effort, producing a timeless tranquility.
I often print these images digitally onto traditional handmade Washi paper or by the Alternative Print methods onto Rice Paper.