Dennis da Silva and Janus Boshoff co-founded the Alternative Print Workshop in 2014. The Workshop is the result of a dream. Through the years of working together in the darkroom, Dennis and Janus often discussed the possibility of creating a dedicated workspace where they, and other artists, could produce work in beautiful old and antiquated printing processes. They envisioned a space where artists could learn these old processes, a space where artists could be inspired.
Dennis continues to process Black and White film and print images for photographers and artists, and Janus produces a full range of darkroom chemicals and bespoke historical process kits. Together they print in the historical processes including Platinum/Palladium, Salt, Cyanotype and Van Dyke Brown. Their doors are always open, they are renowned for their good coffee, and always enjoy meeting fellow monochrome enthusiasts. Simply call and go visit them.