“Cyanotype, Photography’s Blue Period, Is Making a Comeback” appeared in the New York Times recently to support a show on cyanotype’s history and its revival as a viable art medium.
“As of the 1960s, people started to be interested in reviving old photo processes,” said Dusan Stulik, a former senior scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute who has studied cyanotypes for decades. “Cyanotypes handle subtle light well, and they are fairly sturdy.”
On a gut level, cyanotypes produce a result that is universal. “The color blue strikes some chord in us that goes beyond words,” said the San Francisco photography dealer Jeffrey Fraenkel. “It’s that simple.”
Link: Article from the New York Times by Ted Loos: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/arts/design/cyanotype-photographys-blue-period-is-making-a-comeback.html?_r=0
Link: Exhibition at Worcester Art Museum: ‘Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period‘
Video link: ‘Open Studio’ (up to 05.10): http://video.wgbh.org/video/2365649404/
Cyanotype classic process: http://www.alternativephotography.com/wp/processes/cyanotype/cyanotype-classic-process