Buddha No. 1, 2011


Cyanotype, also known as blueprint, is considered among the easiest of all the historical methods. Dating from 1842, this process is still practiced due to its easy water development process and because of the classic Prussian blue color. Blueprint paper is often sold in toy stores for kids to make photograms, the process of laying objects on the paper and exposing it in the sun.

"I've always loved making cyanotype photograms, and I became fascinated with the effect of glass on cyanotype exposed to the sun. The complexity and 3D quality of the shadow floored me the first time I saw it. I started experimenting with coating hte paper myself and doing multiple prints of all the interesting glass objects I could find. This results is my Blue Alembic series."

Cyanotype Gallery