Category Archives: Cyanotype

Acrylic block and cube shadows [1]

I have extended the technique of back-filming the shadow projections of acrylic cubes, using the solid acrylic blocks that I have been using for cyanotype printing. I have mostly used the solid acrylic blocks, supplemented with two cubes. The blocks and cubes provide very different effects – the cubes present as wireframe “drawings”, while the blocks’ side edges present as solid. Continue reading

Cyanotype experiments at Grezzo – chemicals in the cantina

Following on from the successful Austinmer cyanotype experiments, I have bought cyanotype chemicals to make my own. I brought the dry chemicals, along with the necessary instruments (scales, measuring cylinder, brown glass bottles, syringes) to Grezzo. I used the cantina (a naturally dark and cool space) as my lab. 

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Cyanotype room/camera – prints

The prints from the cyanotype room/camera models are recorded below. I preferred the print to have the window wall at the bottom, so that it connected directly with the shadows on the floor. Occasionally I exposed them the other way up. On the 20th April (when most of the tests were conducted) there was intermittent sun and cloud all day. This had the effect that the solid dark blue “shadows” of the sunlight are not continuous, rather each marks the time the sun emerged from behind clouds.

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