Some of us may have come accross the work of Jean
Macalpine who still uses film cameras, bromide paper developing and non-
archival toning processes. Many of her subjects are taken in stone quaries in
Menorca, the Balearic island where she now lives.
Jean was almost alone in exhibiting her photographs of abstract
imagery in the Royal Academy of Art in London for many years and I admired the
fact they stood their ground with much of the other art there in various
media. I would class her work as ''alternative'' because of the titles she
ascribes to her images because, in them, as with clouds, she sees
suggestions of other visual experiences.
Appart from the multi toned colouring Jean uses there are no other alterations
in the products of her camera lens.
Some of the titles are quite humorous.
Have a look. Google will get you
Quirky John - Photographist - London -