My first cyanotypes

These are my first cyanotypes, a photographic process invented in 1842.

Payne_cyanotype_Skull_(web)

Payne_cyanotype_Vatican_(web)

This second one is extremely flat. I realised that cyanotype is a very contrasty process, so to avoid losing too much of the image, I developed this one in white vinegar. The results are probably a little too dramatic, much more than I was expecting. I want to try toning these to see what they will look like.

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2 thoughts on “My first cyanotypes

  1. Josh Glover

    They look brilliant, I went to a Walead Beshty exhibition a while back in London and to be honest his cyanotypes were really vague and too simplistic for my liking. These on the other hand take full advantage of an underrated process of development.

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