You won’t find my Don Anderson listed online. He died recently and his website has been taken down. Too Bad, because as my Instructor for Experimental Methods and Alternative Processes at Monterey Peninsula College, He was a huge influence. I was introduce to photographic concepts I would never have tried on my own.
So let me show some examples of techniques I never would have tried without Don Anderson:
Cyanotypes & Van Dykes:
Experimental Developing Methods:
Crappy Cameras, Holga & Diana:
The most important thing that I learned was, that even if these are not methods you will focus on, the exposure to these methods will have a positive influence on your Mainstream Photography.
I thought about starting this Series when I heard that “Mountain Light’, Galen & Barbara Rowell’s Gallery, was closed, and that was my first post. Reading his books was a turning point in my use of E-6 films. I wanted to start acknowledging the Photographers that have influenced me and what about them I find Inspiring.
So I thought of lots of “Famous” Photographers”, some of whom I’ve actually met, and put them on my ‘to do list’. But Lately I’ve realized that my ‘colleagues’ (people that are amongst the best but not famous yet?) are perhaps MORE inspiring. People whose Blogs and Tweets I care to follow must mean something to me, right?
Unfortunately, some of those who Inspired me, Like Galen Rowell, have passed on. Their websites may no longer exist. But I will share with you wrk that I never would have tried without their Inspiration.
So, If I’m following you, especially if we communicate a lot, you may see yourself here.