The Alternative Print Workshop remains committed to analogue photography and is one of a few remaining labs in South Africa that offers film processing services. Specialising exclusively in Black & White,
Fibre-based B&W hand prints are arguably the finest reproductions available. Prints are hand processed, fixed in two baths, and then washed and toned to archival standards. Printing includes cropping, dodging
The intrinsic beauty and creative potential of this process is endless. Alternative Print Workshop use a variety of papers and chemicals to produce these provocative prints. To achieve a lith print, a suitable black and white
The required chemical emulsions are specially mixed and prepared at Alternative Print Workshop and then very carefully hand brushed onto high quality 100% cotton papers using special imported wooden Hake brushes
Modern platinum printing is an entirely hand-made process. It begins by preparing a light sensitive solution, which contains platinum, palladium and iron salts. This solution is brushed on to specially selected art paper, dried and exposed in contact with a negative to ultra-violet light.