Cyanotypes are a nineteenth century photographic process using chemicals that produce beautiful blue prints when exposed to sunlight. Working with a range of objects you will create photograms by arranging these on the light sensitive paper. After an introduction to the process and its history you will be shown how to coat your own paper with cyanotype chemicals. Whilst this is drying you will have an opportunity to make some test prints before using the paper which you have hand coated to create a range of images using sunlight to expose your images and then water to develop them. At the end of session you will leave with a range of prints. Objects such as plants, feathers, buttons, lace will be provided but you are also free to bring your own items to create your image with. Aprons and gloves will also be provided
I was born in Hungary and I grew up under the protecting wings of an amateur photographer father. On my christening instead of holy water the priest used developer, stop bath and fixer – in this specific order. However, this perfect planning was all in vain – I became a little overdeveloped. Since childhood I was infested with the love of photography. After several years in professional digital photography, around 10 years ago I turned back to my analogue roots and I started to use old cameras, old photographic processes and a bit of madness. If you are interested in film cameras, Victorian era printing processes, chemical pictures and other rare, creative processes, then visit my workshops and have fun!
Chemicals, papers, 1 negative printed included in the price. Rubber gloves, plastic aprons, safety googles. Tea, coffee and…
The workshop takes place at the Factory Studios in Boscombe. The old factory building gives places for painters, designers and small businesses.
Feel free to ask me about your concerns of the workshop. You can’t find the date you are looking for? I also provide One to one tuition in cyanotype printing. Just give me a ring for more information! The content is decided by you and delivered at a pace to suit your level and prior knowledge.
Printing with the Sun, making Cyanotypes