Statement of Intent
Ansel Adams most famous phrase “you don’t take a photograph you make it” is certainly true of Cyanotype images. My panel was constructed using this 180-year-old manual process of placing organic matter on sensitized paper and developing with the suns UV light rays.
I experimented with various natural materials to add colour and texture to the traditional blue and white of the original process. It was a steep learning curve and the results were always different but the sense of achievement on producing a “keeper” was immeasurable.
The combination of layout colour and texture has resulted in unique images that cannot be reproduced “in camera.” This panel owes its existence to Covid 19 the restrictions imposed by lockdown forced me to explore creative options I might not otherwise have considered.