Pokeberry, common (Phytolacca americana) anthotype by Donna Moore
“Birds Summer Delight” by Donna Moore
Parts used: Berries
Exposure time: 9 days
Month, season and year: July, summer, 2022
Substrate: Watercolour paper
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)
Amount: 4 tablespoons
Extracted using: Blender
Thinner: EverClear Alcohol
Used to create image: Photogram of leaves and unripe berries
Challenges or observations: The bright magenta color was so vibrant. Maybe I should have added more layers or exposed it for a shorter period of time. I do like the subtle pink tones.
FaceBook: Donna Moore
Additional information: I love this process and the connection it has to the experimental days of photography. I teach workshops and classes and will explore this further with my students.
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:
Volume 1 contains 60 unique anthotype emulsions from 103 artists taking part from 31 countries.
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