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Blackberry (Rubus Fruticosus) anthotype by Reuben Frank Woods

“Changing Season” by Reuben Frank Woods
Country: UK
Parts used: Berries
Application: Brushing with a foam brush
Exposure time: 2 days (cloudy)
Month, season and year: August, Summer, 2022
Substrate: Card
Contrast of final print: * (Low)

Blackberry (Rubus Fruticosus) anthotype by Reuben Frank WoodsBlackberry (Rubus Fruticosus) for making anthotypesAmount: Unknown
Extracted using: Blender and straining cloth
Thinner: Alcohol + a few drops of vinegar
Layers: 1
Used to create image: Plant photogram

Challenges or observations: The added vinegar created a lovely lilac colour, rather than the bluer non-vinegar emulsion. This emulsion could definitely be improved with a second or third coat and a longer exposure time. When dried hanging up, the emulsion retained its colour; however, other sheets that were dried lying down became an unpleasant yellow-grey colour.

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This anthotype is part of World Anthotype Day

World Anthotype Day was started by AlternativePhotography.com in 2022. In August anthotype artists all over the world celebrate the anthotype process and send in their entries. We add them here to the database and create a reference book for each year. The purpose of the day is to build a large resource where artist can learn which pigmenets and plants that work and draw inspiration from other artists' work. The reference books can be found here:

Volume 1 is the first book in the series:
Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2022
Volume 1 contains 60 unique anthotype emulsions from 103 artists taking part from 31 countries.
 

Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2022


Volume 2 is the second book:
Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 2 – The collective research from photogaphers on World Anthotype Day 2023
Volume 2 contains 100 unique anthotype emulsions from 139 artists taking part from 31 countries.
 

Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 2 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2023


 
If you want to learn more about making anthotypes there is also the "how-to" book:
Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plantsMake prints using plants - an environmentally safe process!
 
The most comprehensive resource on Anthotypes.
 

Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants

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If you are already practising anthotype printing, we suggest making notes to document and learn:
Anthotype notebook50 pre-defined pages for you to document your anthotype process.
 

Anthotype notes – Document your anthotype process

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