Cyanotypes

I have been exploring this medium since 2017. Cyanotype, also known as blueprinting, is a 19th century method of reproducing an image using iron oxides painted on to paper. The sun turns the oxide a deep blue colour, leaving a white negative image. The beauty of this medium is in its position between painting, mono-printing and photography. It is possible to scale up, to produce on fabric, or to create partial exposures and painterly effects. Most of the process can be completed outdoors, making it a wonderful medium in the summer, in nature.