Sunography

I’m so excited to use my new purchase, solar powered paper! I’ve seen only a few examples of this technique called Cyanotype which is basically photography without a camera.

All you have to do (once you’ve sourced the paper or material which I stumbled across in a shop called magma, Erlham street, London. But now I know what it’s called I’m sure you can find it online!) ….. Is place any object or transparency on the paper or Cyanotype material, expose in strong sunlight and rinse in water to reveal a beautiful rich blue print.

You can use plants, lace, photo negatives, x-rays, or any object to create awesome sun photos.

This type of process has been around since 1842 and was popularized by Anna Atkins one of the first female photographers.

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