Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Second Self Developed Roll

These are images from my second roll of self developed film.  However, I did cheat and get these scanned at Walgreens instead of scanning them myself.  This was the roll that was in the tank when it cracked open, but luckily they weren't ruined (even though the entire lab now smells like fixer). 

First Self Developed Roll

These are my favorite images from the first roll of film I shot, developed, scanned, and edited by myself.  It took me almost an hour to open and spool the film- I don't recommend an industrial can opener to open up a roll, ha.  Overall I'm extremely pleased with how these came out.

Cracked Tank, and Other Current Projects

Cracked Tank by Hailey Lamb
Cracked Tank, a photo by Hailey Lamb on Flickr.

Since my last post, I've learned how to develop my own film and developed two rolls. I will share some of those images in their own post.

I've also continued to work on anthotypes and photosynthesis prints, but the lack of sunlight has made it very slow work. Considering there is already snow on the ground, it looks like I'll be investing in a UV lamp soon.

In the coming weeks I hope to work on mixed media projects, mostly having to do with creative matting, stacked prints, and distressing.

I also just found out from my photography teacher that I need to start doing drawing exercises to suplement my portfolio and to prepare me for college. Since I know absolutely nothing about drawing, this is a little daunting. I hope that it will positively influence my artist skills, though.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Photosynthesis Printing

T. Grace by Hailey Lamb
T. Grace, a photo by Hailey Lamb on Flickr.
These are the first two photosynthesis prints to finish forming. It took about one full day of sun. I have 10 more of this image printing on individual leaves and one larger collage of the same image as well.

In person, the image is much more prominent.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Construction Paper Printing

T. Grace by Hailey Lamb
T. Grace, a photo by Hailey Lamb on Flickr.

For this project, I printed a high constrast image on an inkjet transparency sheet taped it to a piece of construction paper. It was left in the sun for a few days and this is the result.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Current Projects

Right now I am working on photosynthesis printing on kale, lettuce, and spinach with help from the Alternative Process tutorials.  I am also getting ready to cyanotype on wood and work with Liquid Light emulsion.

Friday, September 21, 2012

More Anthotypes

These anthotypes (made with the same spinach mixture as the first) were left in the rain, which I think is why they didn't come out as well.

Both were edited in Photoshop to make the images more pronounced.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Home by Hailey Lamb
Home, a photo by Hailey Lamb on Flickr.

In addition to my Independent Study, I also am in Advanced Photography IV. Our first project was to explore the topic of Home, which I did through this diptych.

They were taken with an Argus C3 and Spartan 400 film, with the double exposure in the second image done in camera.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Anthotype: Round One

T. Grace Anthotype by Hailey Lamb
T. Grace Anthotype, a photo by Hailey Lamb on Flickr.
My first project of the year that I am currently working on is anthotyping. So far this image, made out of spinach and 91% rubbing alcohol, is the only one to work. The other juices I tried were red onion and goldenrod, both of which have showed no change.

I coated watercolor paper with the solution and let it dry, then stacked it in a clear frame with a paper positive. It took three days at 3-5 hours of sun per day to complete.


     My name is Hailey Lamb, and this blog is a way for me to share my work and experience as a high school senior studying Alternative Process Photography.

     I have a variety of projects planned for the year, including anthotyping, in camera cyanotyping, and various 35mm/120 film processes.  My hope for this blog is to be able to connect with other students working in these areas and to record my methods for future use.

     This blog will be under construction for the next week or so, but I hope to get everything set and start sharing projects soon.  Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to interacting with you.