Welcome to Photographic Alchemi

Welcome, I’m so glad you came to visit my home on the internet. My name is Mara and I’m the photographic artist behind Photographic Alchemi based on the northeast coast of England on the beautiful Durham Heritage Coast. I work with a variety of photographic processes from the birth of photography in the 19th century through to the latest digital. However, I love working with the old historical processes, using my hands to create the images with my favourites being Cyanotypes and Lumens. I am also a bookbinder making handbound books from my artwork and jewellery. There is something very special about an item or artwork made by hand.

You can buy my art person at events (see the upcoming events in the sidebar on the right) or here on my website via my online shop.

Why Photographic Art?

I’m asked this a lot and honestly, it’s easier to show you – so here’s a video…