Means for crafting modern-day renditions of anthotypes, cyanotypes
, tintypes, and daguerreotypes are discussed, as well as ways to blend these historical techniques with modern images to recreate the appearance of times past.
An artist in residence is helping patients to produce artwork using a printing process called cyanotypes
To create these pictures, he re-photographed the x-rays on a light box, scanning and extensively manipulating the resulting images, bringing forth colors that reference cyanotypes
, albumen prints, and other 19th-century photographic processes.
In the exhibit there were examples of early nature prints such as those of Christiano Ludwig and Johann Knipnof from the mid-18th century, along with 19th-century work such as that of Anna Atkins, who specialized in cyanotypes
They questioned where they were taken from and what they meant to them while trying to relate them to the cyanotypes
that they experimented with and a more contemporary way of working.
99) tells how to analyze and recreate compositions, color palettes of famous artists, and even how to produce Daguerrotypes, cyanotypes
, Polaroid transfers and more.
The prints are in a variety of sizes, mostly eight by ten and five by seven, and processes--albumen, silver gelatin, and even a few cyanotypes
John Dugdale's blue cyanotypes
and allegorically posed models seem but a short step from the pre-Raphaelite painter, Julia Margaret Cameron.
Anna Atkins' cyanotypes
get a chapter of their own in Carol Armstrong's recent study, as do Lewis Carroll's photographs of small girls in Carol Mavor's memorable book (neither is mentioned here, but both shed their own distinctive light on these and other photographs treated by Smith).
Printed as blue cyanotypes
and cropped into smaller sections in order to allow the viewer to see each part of the image in greater detail, they suggest yet another mass media source for the modelling of aggressive modes of behaviour.
With the assistance of family and friends, Dugdale creates cyanotypes
, a photographic process first created in 1842 by Sir John Herschel and used in engineering circles well into the 20th century as a simple way to reproduce their work.