WHAT IS A CYANOTYPE?
The cyanotype process is one of the oldest in the history of photography, dating back to the 1840’s.
Cyanotypes were then made famous by Anna Atkins, considered the first female photographer.
My cyanotypes are made by coating high-quality watercolour paper, usually Arches or Hahnemuhle, with a light-sensitive emulsion. I then expose it to UV light for anything from 20 minutes to an hour. Finally, the print is washed and fixed with water to stop the reaction and prevent fading.
The result is an amazing blue image, with absolutely no ink involved. And since each Cyanotype is handmade, tones will have beautiful, subtle variations. The beauty of cyanotypes is that each one is absolutely unique.
— CLICK THUMBNAILS TO VIEW ALL IMAGES IN EACH CATEGORY —