“Fern I” 8 x 11 inch cyanotype print
Cyanotype printed by the photographer on 220 GSM white archival paper and stamped and dated on the reverse.
(Please note that as these prints are handmade each one is slightly different.)
An untoned 10 x 8 inch cyanotype print of unknown fern variety.
Cyanotype prints are amongst the oldest and simplest of photographic processes. A light sensitive chemistry is applied to paper by hand and then dried. When place in sunlight or another source of UV light a chemical reaction takes place, turning the coating blue and causing it to become permanently fixed to the paper. Those areas that are not exposed wash away when the paper is cleaned in water, leaving a stark blue and white image.