Ora-pro-nóbis (Pereskia aculeata) anthotype by Rafael Marcon
“Pray for us” by Rafael Marcon
Parts used: Leaves
Exposure time: 4 hours
Month, season and year: July, Winter, 2022
Substrate: White Linen paper 180g
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)
Amount: About a dozen leaves for half a teacup of thinner
Extracted using: Mortar, then soaking
Used to create image: Leaves of other plants
Challenges or observations: I think it turned out too subtle. With more leaves and/or less thinner, it might get better results.
Additional information: In a different piece I tried a bath of baking soda and it got an interesting brownish tone.
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:
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Volume 1 contains 60 unique anthotype emulsions from 103 artists taking part from 31 countries.
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