New book – The Spirit Within Australia, the Land and the people, compiled by Craig Alan Huber. Nine different historic photographic printing methods are included: Casein, Chrysotype (my image), Cyanotype, Hand-coloured Platinum/Palladium, Gelatin Silver, Photogravure, Palladium, Platinum/Palladium, Vandyke. Website http://www.veritaseditions.com
Wendy has been working with alternative photographic processes for over 25 years and has taught at institutes including RMIT University, Photography Studies College and Australian Academy of Design, as well as schools, clubs and Gold Street Studios. She runs tailor made courses such as Professional Development for teachers, VCE Art students, Tertiary students, artists and photographers. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions and sells works through suburban, regional and interstate galleries, has work published in ‘Blueprints to Cyanotypes’ by Malin Fabrri and the first edition of ‘Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition I’ 2006 by Malin Fabbri. Also published in Photo compendium Australia by Mary Meyer, 2014; InPrint – Is – Celebrating alternative, experimental, and traditional photographic process and practice. By Dawne Fahey 2015.
After completing her Diploma of Arts (Art) in 1989, she returned to do a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Art – Photography) in 1990 and concentrated on exploring some early 19th Century printing processes such as Cyanotype, Gum bichromate and Van dyke printing.
Wendy’s passion for working with these early processes is stimulated by the direct tactile involvement with all stages of the image, from making the negative, exposing and developing the image, to toning and/or handcolouring the final print. The creative freedom to work with beautiful watercolour and handmade papers or fabrics complements her delight in the photographic image.
She is currently working with the following processes:- cyanotype, van dyke, gum bichromate; Dr. Mike Ware’s new chrysotype process; infrared images printed using Vandyke or gum bichromate or combination; pinhole photography.