Christopher James brings the art of hand-coated and alternative photography to a new level with his book. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes will become the new standard text for alternative hand coated photography.

Dick Sullivan, Founder and Co-Owner, Bostick & Sullivan

Christopher James's "The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes" is both landmark and guide. It's where we've been, where we are now, and where we're going.Photography's classic methods and materials are explained, explored, extended, and reinvented, while marching well into the age of inkjet and digital.

Judy Seigel, Founder and Editor of The World Journal of Post Factory Photography

For more than 25 years, Christopher James has been on a mission to open photography's eyes to the riches of its own possibilities.This is a book to take into the darkroom -- and to enjoy in the daylight.

Lyle Rexer, author of Antiquarian Avant-Garde: The New Wave in Old Process Photography, Harry N. Abrams (2002), columnist on art and photography for The New York Times

In this ambitious and informative book, James displays the qualities of great teaching: organization, humor, and enthusiasm. With clarity and passion he covers an impressive range of working methods from the historic to the recent. Not simply a how to do it book, it is a why to do it... advocating for photography in its many manifestations.

Bea Nettles, author of Breaking the Rules: A Photo Media Cookbook and Professor of Photography at the University of Illinois.

I think it does make much of the rest of the library of alternative process manuals pretty much obsolete...

Dan Estabrook, artist and teacher October 2000