A workshop led by photographic artist Wendy Leocque
The cyanotype process was invented in 1842 by Sir John Herschel and it gives a beautiful continuous-tone image of Prussian Blue or cyan. This process can be used to print onto anything made from a natural fibre. Anna Atkins used this method of printing in 1843 to produce photograms of her collection of algae (specifically seaweed), in her first self-published book. This process is great for printmakers, as you can overprint and mix with other processes such as gum, platinum or silk screen. We will be looking at some examples of these and various materials to print on and with, as well as how you can continue on your own at home.
This is an easy and effective way of introducing newcomers to photography, no experience necessary. We will be printing with negatives, acetates, as well as leaves, feathers and lace, etc to produce one-off prints.
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