Cyanotypes

I managed to produce some cyanotypes outside despite the low sun (October). I like the fact that the images are not sharply defined and shadows are created of varying intensity. I love the incredible changing colours that develop during the process, especially the greens, browns and various blues (which you don’t see in a sealed light box).  The resulting cyanotype is often not as spectacular, but the mood created by the amazing cyan blue speaks for itself. I like the fact that browns are often left by various salts  from items mixing with the cyanotype chemicals. It is alchemy…

amazing colours and textures

I am concerned about the decline in the fishing industry and fishing quotas resulting in dead fish being returned to the sea. I found fish skeletons washed up on the beach which inspired this work.

cyanotype in progress with fish skeleton

detail with fishing hook

detail with fish skeleton

Fishing Quota

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