Gum Bichromate Printing is a manual technique of photography invented in the 1850s that uses watercolors and sunlight to render an image.
The gum printing process helped artists establish photography as an accepted
medium of creative expression over 100 years ago. These are my modern gum prints.
For over 5 years I have been teaching drawing courses with children
ages 4 to adult at the Keller Texas Monart School of art. Sadly, we closed
in early 2013, however I (Mr. Billy the kids called me) will still be
teaching art courses at Elm
Street Studio in Keller.
My name is Billy Mabrey and I am an Artist and Photographer located in
Grapevine, Texas. I am also a drawing and digital arts instructor. I have worked
with gum bichromate photography since 2003 while studying at Southern Methodist University.