Cyanotype. The beauty of blue.
Blue is the color of the sky and the deep sea.
I am inspired by nature.
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan blue print. Engineers used this process until the 20th century to produce prints of drawings and Anna Atkins was the first woman photographer to use this technique in 1842.
It is a completely manual process, developed by sunlight, using two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide. By mixing them, I obtain a sunlight-sensitive emulsion that is exposed with a negative and, followed by a washing/developing process, I obtain a Prussian blue image.
I experiment and dye in different papers, Japanese, cotton, different weights, different exposure times to obtain different shades of blue and create collections inspired by nature.
Each copy is hand printed, is unique, so texture and color may vary.
I print on high quality 320 g cotton paper and Japanese paper.