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Blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius) anthotype by Gizem Tonbak

“First Anthotype” by Gizem Tonbak
Country: Turkey
Parts used: Fruit
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 6 hours
Month, season and year: 18 August, summer, 2022
Substrate: Watercolour paper (200 gsm, cotton rag)
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)

Blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius) anthotype by Gizem TonbakBlackberry (Rubus ulmifolius) for making anthotypesAmount: 1 tablespoon for each print
Extracted using: Soaking
Thinner: Vodka
Layers: 1
Used to create image: Photogram of petals
Challenges or observations: Could have been exposed for a few more hours

Instagram: @tonbakitos

Additional information:

Leaf used for printing the anthotype
Leaf used for printing the anthotype

 
 

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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