The passage of time.
Memories take me on a journey through time, bringing me a sense of warmth, well-being, affection and belonging. I experience flavors, sounds, smells, sights, textures, a long-awaited journey to the past, sometimes a romance.
I’ve created a collection of objects that tell me stories, and the photographs of these objects are the key that opens the box of my memories.
The cyanotype process I use to bring these images to life is an alternative process, also from the past, that allows me to work with time too.
I experiment with different papers, Japanese, cotton, different weights, different exposure times to obtain different shades of blue. I also work in different frames to present them, to take advantage of the beauty of each paper.
They are printed on high quality 320g cotton paper and japanese paper.
Each one is hand-printed and unique, so texture and color may vary.
Cyanotype. The beauty of blue.
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.
Engineers used this process until the 20th century to produce copies of drawings, and Anna Atkins was the first woman photographer to use this technique in 1842.
It’s an entirely manual process, revealed 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/development process, I obtain a Prussian blue image.