Cyanotype: step into the blue and see the world in a new light

I am about to start experimenting with one of the oldest of photographic processes, the Cyanotype. To get me started I have ordered a kit from Fotospeed. Watch this space for developments...

In the meantime here is an article that was published in the Daily Telegraph offering a view of the process and its current rise in popularity.

Link: Cyanotype: step into the blue and see the world in a new light
In this digital world, there is a beauty in ­getting back to basics. Which is why I’ve come to participate in a cyanotype workshop led by photographer Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin in her studio at Ridley Road Market in Dalston, east London.
Cyanotype is the photographic printing process discovered by Sir John Herschel, a scientist, in 1842 as a means to reproduce diagrams. It creates a white silhouette against a blue/cyan background when an object is placed on a reactive surface and exposed to the UV light, in daylight – a blueprint. Herschel inspired his friend, Anna Atkins, a botanist, who made cyanotype images of the flora she collected, earning her place as a founding mother of photography.
Follow the link to read the full article...

An early attempt, of mine, at a Cyanotype using Printing Out Paper

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