Cyanotypes are created by treating paper with light-sensitive iron salts. This paper can then be exposed to the sun and its ultraviolet light to create an image.
For Art Thursday, cyanotypes:
by Kate Cordsen
Cystoseira fibrosa, 1843
by Anna Atkins
Fern, New Zealand, 1843
by Anna Atkins (from a book she self published by hand)
photo by Thomas Smillie
Want to try it yourself? Cyanotype prints for beginners
These are really cool. Love the Indigo XII...beautiful and haunting. The one of the cassette looks like an x-ray, doesn't it?
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