“My Girl Smiles And The Sun Shines To Her”
Description: This piece is a collage. Is printed from a negative of portuguese tile, cut into pieces and glued to form another tile. Location: Lisbon, Portugal
“Spring Is In The Air”
Description: I live in Shetland, the most northern part of the United Kingdom. I have always had a passion for photography. I have a passion for landscape photography and living in Shetland ticks all the boxes for wildlife and spectacular scenery. As well as my photography I love to go back to an alternative form of photography creating photograms using the Cyanotype process. I love making prints from the nature that surrounds us, flowers, and leaves, weeds, seaweed and nature all sourced in Shetland to produce beautiful blue prints. I mainly concentrate on the traditional cyanotype method but sometimes like to play with the wet cyanotype process also. Location: Shetland, UK
Description: Spicy Cy. Wet into wet cyanotype with diluted vinegar, turmeric, rooibos tea, garam masala, table salt and Himalayan rock salt covered with scrunched plastic wrap then glass and left to cook in the sun until well done. Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag paper. Location: Kincardine, Ontario. Canada
Description: Wet cyanotype on Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag paper. Photogram using geranium leaves from my garden, soap suds and diluted white vinegar. Location: United Kingdom
Description: Wet cyanotype Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Description: wet cyanotype photogram, double exposure Location: Sacramento, California, USA
“Secret Observation or My Shadow is a Peeper”
Description: This image was first shot digitally at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA in 2015 and the cyanotype was created in 2019 based on its digital negative. Location: New Jersey, USA
VICTORIA COOPER/DOUG SPOWART
“After A Lunch Of Prawns”
Description: The print was made after a Christmas seafood lunch including prawns, on a warm summers day at the beach. Location: Australia
“Mandala 251 (We Celebrate The Magic Of Spring)”
Description: This piece is cyanotype photogram on watercolor paper.
Description: This cyanotype was made by drawing a negative on clear acetate. A pen nib dipped into India ink was used to draw the negative. The negative was contact printed onto a cotton handkerchief. Location: Texas, USA
“Phlox Subulata Sacoche”
Description: A cyanotype print on a deerskin with a digital negative. Location: Kashiwa, Japan
“Demolition Site Flowers”
Description: These flowers were enjoyed during lockdown at a demolition site in New Zealand. Location: New Zealand
Description: I made this toned cyanotype from a recently discovered photograph of my grandmother, Martha, taken a couple of years before the flu pandemic of 1918…it made me smile to see her standing in this amazing field of flowers happily holding a huge bouquet of them for the camera. I wonder how she must have filled the house with them later. Location: Ithaca, New York, USA
RONALD D. BUTLER
Description: This is a wetplate collodion image printed as an 8" x 10" cyanotype over platinum palladium on Arches Platine watercolor paper. The model is Cheryl Esposito. The mannequin is Carrata. Location: New York, New York, USA
“Dancing In The Flowers”
Description: I found a child's vintage dress on eBay and the quality of the cotton was so beautiful and crisp I thought cyanotype decoration from the flowers from my garden might work. Oh and some chicken feathers! It was completed over a number of days, as each section was painted with the chemicals and had different flowers and leaves laid onto it. Location: Hertfordshire, UK
Description: In September of 2018, Hurricane Florence sat above my small coastal town and dumped nearly 30 inches of rain on us. Sadly, a good bit of that went into my darkroom and I wasn’t able to work there for close to eight months. Being in the darkroom is like therapy, so I had to find a substitute. Since I primarily make silver gelatin photograms, the obvious transition was to make cyanotype photograms. "Believing" was part of a series created while I was waiting for my darkroom to dry out after the hurricane. Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
“Peas On Earth”
Description: Sweet Pea Leaves Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Heart Song In The Key Of Blue"
Description: This piece is a 22"X30" collage of cyanotype photograms made of organic materials found on location near the Encampment River at the Spirit West River Lodge in Wyoming, USA. Many friends collaborated on these pieces and I created the collage on watercolor paper when I returned to Florida. The river, the sunlight, the deep bond of friendship, all are represented in this piece. Location: Encampment, Wyoming, USA
Description: Stamps made out of craft foam of people silhouettes, stamped sensitizing solution to make a flower, on Kozo Natural japanese washi paper, that made the solution flow like an inkwash. Words, constellations, people - all mixed and blooming. Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
MARIAN S. MCLELLAN
“Before The Banana”
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
MARCH 25, 2018
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JANE FULTON ALT
"Drawn from the Sea"
This piece was created with salt water from the Norwegian fjords, bleach, thread and Fabraino paper.
This is cyanotype print on watercolor paper, green tea toned.
This is a 30”x22” sun-printed cyanotype on paper.
"A Family Tree"
This is a photogram made in two parts: first, my parents, my daughter, and I made a photograph of our hands and forearms on a piece of cotton fabric. Then, I re-coated the fabric and exposed some botanical materials from my garden. We made this as part of my birthday in 2017, but really it was inspired by our love for one another and our connection to each other as a family.
My first cyanotype using manmade rigid, partially transparent objects. These are salt and pepper shakers. The cyanotype reveals a look inside the celebration of union… a tacit bond, a fusion of spirit.
"Rite of the Spring"
6"x6" cyanotype on birch wood panel, using digital negative, comprised of 2 overlaid images. Inspired by Stravinsky's ballet "Rite of the Spring" in celebration of coming of spring and sacrifices made for the new cycle of life.
Print of a negative.
"Because Of Sunflowers"
Process: Color Gum Bichromate over Cyanotype Print, Photogram
IRIS PARIS MARTIN
This work is part of my collection of Botanical Cyanotypes. They are mad on paper (22”x30”). I use the vegetation directly to build my compositions, some being close to the sculpture because of its three-dimensionality. These volumes help me to creat spaces, depths and tonal qualitites more typical of the use of phytoliths. Always looking for the limit of the technique. All the works are unique and original.
This is part of my "Dinner Plate Memories Series", combining vintage and recent family photos with the cyanotype process. I created a placemat by putting my parents' table setting on cyanotype fabric and exposing to sunlight. After it was developed and dried I transferred a family photo into the plate area of the fabric. This series is part of a larger body of work, "What We Leave Behind", related to my parents dementia/Alzheimer's and leaving things behind when they moved into a care facility.
"Piece O' Cake"
This is a collage of cyanotype photograms exposed on cotton fabric, mounted on a vintage tablecloth & embellished with embroidery thread.
This is spicy Cy's, wet into wet cyanotype using diluted vinegar and water and an ever-changing lineup of spices.
This is a double-exposed, nature photogram. I find it important to celebrate the seasons as they pass. The gathering here are winter grasses and dying fall blooms. We must search for beauty, even in our bleak season, and we will find it.
Cyanotype on Bockingford, a celebration of the power of the natural world and natural selection. Part of a larger body of work called "Common Ground". All work direct from source and on site.
This image was taken with a reversed lens Brownie Hawkeye camera. I made an enlarged digital negative and printed it as a cyanotype on Birch veneer.
Traditional formula cyanotype from a digital negative of scanned film printed on a vintage songbook page.
This piece spans the worlds between the 1800s and today's digital world. The bird is from an iPhone photo taken early New Years Day 2018. Ferns from my home, snowdrop from the woods and lace from my great-great grandmother circa mid 1800s and perhaps a little bit of Lewis Carroll thrown into the image. Sir John in the Universe and Anna in the garden.
Cyanotype on 100% Cotton with Gold Silk Embroidery.
LINDA CLARK JOHNSON
This piece is cyanotype & watercolor and is 29.5" x 41".