Groovy Gingkos Cyanotype


“Groovy Gingkos” is a unique, one of a kind cyanotype of a gingko leaf in a retro design inspired by the 1960’s. I was born in the 1950’s, so the ’60’s and ’70’s were my teenage years. I’ve always loved the fashion and styles of those years and wanted to incorporate the feeling of the designs of the day into this series of gingko cyanotypes.

I have used the traditional cyanotype method to create this piece, enhanced with a of a touch of white watercolour and blue ink drawing.

Created on beautiful Bockingford watercolour paper. This is not a giclee print, it is an original cyanotype. It is mounted in a white mount ready to fit into a standard 14 x 11 ins. frame. Signed on reverse.

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.

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