New Dimensions in Photo Processes invites artists in all visual media to discover contemporary approaches to historical techniques. Painters, printmakers, and photographers alike will find value in this practical book, as these processes require little to no knowledge of photography, digital means, or chemistry.

Easy to use in a studio or lab, this edition highlights innovative work by internationally respected artists, such as Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, Mike and Doug Starn, and Emmet Gowin.

In addition to including new sun-printing techniques, such as salted paper and lumen printing, this book has been updated throughout, from pinhole camera and digital methods of making color separations and contact negatives to making water color pigments photo-sensitive and more.

With step-by-step instructions and clear safety precautions, New Dimensions in Photo Processes will teach you how to:

  • Reproduce original photographic art, collages, and drawings on paper, fabric, metal, and other unusual surfaces.
  • Safely mix chemicals and apply antique light-sensitive emulsions by hand.
  • Create imagery in and out of the traditional darkroom and digital studio.
  • Relocate photo imagery and make prints from real objects, photocopies, and pictures from magazines and newspapers, as well as from your digitial files and black and white negatives.
  • Alter black and white photographs, smart phone images, and digital prints.




part I|74 pages

Light-Insensitive Methods

chapter 1|38 pages

Transfers, Lifts, and DIY Printmaking

chapter 2|18 pages

Hand Coloring

chapter 3|17 pages


By Elaine O’Neil and Laura Blacklow

part II|75 pages

Preparation for Light-Sensitive Methods

chapter 4|21 pages

Creating the Photo-Printmaking Studio

chapter 5|21 pages

Generating Imagery: Analogue Methods

chapter 6|30 pages

Making Negatives: Digital Method

By Joseph Moccia and Laura Blacklow

part III|161 pages

Light-Sensitive Methods

chapter 7|17 pages


chapter 8|17 pages

Van Dyke Brown Print

chapter 9|12 pages

Salted Paper Prints

By France Scully Osterman

chapter 10|19 pages

Gum Bichromate Prints

chapter 11|10 pages

Casein Pigment Prints

chapter 12|19 pages

Platinum and Palladium Prints

chapter 13|15 pages

Bromoil Prints

By Gene Laughter

chapter 14|17 pages

Enlargement Emulsions and Tintypes

chapter 15|13 pages

Contemporary Daguerreotypes (Becquerel Process)

By Laura Blacklow, with assistance from Tyler Treadwell

chapter 16|15 pages

Visual Hybrids