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You have surely seen these abstract yet realistic blue and white shadow images before, haven't you? They were probably cyanotypes! Cyanotype is a photographic printing process and one of the oldest techniques in the history of photography. To create cyanotypes, a UV-sensitive solution is applied to watercolor paper and placed in the sun. The exposed areas turn blue, while the unexposed areas remain white.
In this workshop, Cheatha explains the preparation of such a solution (in german) as well as the general workflow. Together, we can expose pre-treated paper to the sun. Feel free to bring things that you would like to capture, such as plants, small objects, images painted on transparent foil, or even larger photo negatives. Flat objects are easier to reproduce.
The workshop is weather-dependent, as UV light is essential for the exposure process. In case of rain, the workshop cannot take place and may be rescheduled. Participation in the workshop is free of charge. The presentation language is German. No knowledge of german language is necessary for the explanation of how to expose the papers.