The gum bichromate process has an interesting and somewhat convoluted history. It came into its own and was embraced by the Pictorialists quite some time after it was first developed. It was viewed by its greatest proponents, such as Robert Demachy and Alfred Maskell as a process that helped add artistic texture to a print.Read More
These blogs give short outlines of the major photographic processes that the Pictorialists used. I outline their history and their influence on photography, both in the time of the Pictorialists and up to the present day. I work hard to make them factually correct, though I also add my own opinions and interpretations.
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