II / CYANOTYPE PRINTS
Cyanotype printing, from the 19th century, is one of the oldest photographic printing processes in the history of photography. The distinctive feature of the print is its shade of cyan blue, which gives us the word blueprint. The process involves brushing on cyanotype sensitiser onto 300g/m acid free cold pressed watercolour paper, arranging the materials and exposing to ultraviolet light, then washing in water to fix the image. Magic!
Sometimes referred to as 'sun prints', there is no film negative, to be able to reproduce these images. Each is a hand produced, unique, one of a kind print made using real botanicals from my property in Ontario.