Ferns in the Moonlight Cyanotype


A unique, one of a kind cyanotype of three fern leaves in a moonlit sky. Created on beautiful Bockingford watercolour paper.

This is not a giclee print, it is an original cyanotype.

It is mounted in a hand made white 14x11ins. mount.  Frame not included.

I have created this work using the ‘wet cyanotype’ method, which creates the lovely patterns in the background.

In creating a cyanotype the final result is determined by many factors such as the time of day, when the position and power of the sun varies, the temperature and humidity, the mix of chemicals, the type of paper used and the length of development. No two are ever the same. That’s what makes it exciting for me even after years of creating them!

The Cyanotype process was developed by Sir John Herschel in the 1840’s and shortly after used by the pioneering female early photographer Anna Atkins. A method of photography using sunlight without the use of a camera.

Please note that colours may vary slightly when viewed on different devices.