Two White Feathers Cyanotype


A unique cyanotype of two white feathers collected from my garden. 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 12 x 10 ins. frame. Signed on reverse.

I have used the wet cyanotype method to create this piece. That involves the use of soap and vinegar to create 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.