Cyanotypes at Spike Island

Prints developing in the bus stop: Charlotte Biszewski‘s cyanotype session at Spike Island in Bristol.
Rinsing out the chemicals.
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One giant banner of tracing paper transferred onto the prepared paper for exposure by the sun (which happily obliged, despite rain forecast).

 

 

Detail after being hosed.

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Winter Botanical – Tribute to Anna

This piece was created from plant material gathered from one of the lovely parks here in Cardiff. I plan to make a series of four – one for each season using local flora and fauna.

They will be a tribute to Anna Atkins, who, in 1843 first made cyanotype photograms by placing algae and seaweed directly on the cyanotype paper. She is also considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images.

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Winter Botanical – Cyanotype on Canvas