Meet the team
Founder & Director
I founded this platform shortly after graduating in Photography at the London College of Communication (UAL). I became involved with alternative processes back in 2016 when working on my grad show that included cyanotype, liquid emulsion and chemigrams. I realised it was a whole movement thanks to the London Alternative Photography Collective and started attending their workshops and talks.
I have always been fascinated by how different an image produced with such processes looked like compared to the kind of photography I had been taught about and was familiar with: spotless, framed, refined, controlled.
Editor / Exhibition Assistant
London based artist, curator, and alumni of the MA of Art & Science at Central Saint Martins (2021) and BA Photography at Camberwell College of Arts (2018). I have been working with cyanotype as my primary medium over the last five years, always with a focus on chemical or digital intervention to create a contemporary interpretation of the historical process. My 2018 series C.V.H, re-imagines the Oxymel process through the introduction of FODMAP’s to cyanotype in an exploration of damage to the gut biome through antibiotic over prescription. My current series ‘BioCyan’ is researching bioplastic’s, combined with cyanotype, inspired by the early history of alternative photography. Using algae based bioplastics in homage to Anna Atkins, and her seminal work ‘Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions'. ‘BioCyan’ is a critique of the canon of the history of photography, and alternative process photography’s place within it.
Ana Sofía Camarga
My name is Ana Sofía Camarga and I am a panamanian visual artist. I do conceptual work, lately around techno-intimacy and our relationships with the more than human world. I became involved in film photography and alternative processes after I got my first analog camera in 2016, and began developing my own film in 2019. Whether it is 35mm, cyanotypes, film soups, or photograms, I use photography as a medium for documenting my research processes often through self-portraiture. I joined Alternative Processes because I am passionate about sharing these techniques in order to make them available and accessible to others, especially underepresented groups in photography.
American dad, Italian mom, and so the story goes. After a childhood spent in the golden foothills of California's Yuba County, Michelle Davis left the United States and somehow magically ended up in Florence, Italy. Named after The Beatles' song, Michelle recently changed career and got into photography. She now works in two darkrooms in Florence is passionate about anything film.
Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin was born in Hamburg where she studied Visual Communication at the University of Fine Arts. She works in London as an artist and commercial photographer with a particular interest in early photography and traditional darkroom processes. She has an MA in the history of photography from Birkbeck University. She is the mother of four nearly grown up children and likes classical music, running and swimming.