UV LED Box – LED Strips

Build a UV led box for cyanotypes

Gavin Lyons shows how to make a Cyanotype image with a UV LED box. Cyanotypes are traditionally developed in sunlight, but in the winter the UV light isn’t so strong and readily available. Here is how to make a Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown or Salt Papers at any time during the year. Writer and photography / Gavin Lyons This box will produce an A3 or A4 size cyanotype print just … Read more

Multi colored cyanotypes

Multi colored cyanotypes

Cyanotypes are usually blue. Or toned into a sepia color. Filipe Alves shows us how to get both blue and sepia into the same cyanotype.

Malin Fabbri

Cyanotypes – A New Look at an Old Technique

Cyanotypes – A New Look at an Old Technique: A thesis comparing the perception of cyanotypes to the perception of stock photography. The thesis of Malin Hylén (now Malin Fabbri) that got the website AlternativePhotography.com started back in 2000.

Salt print by Paige Billin-Frye

Paige Billin-Frye

Paige Billin-Frye, an artist and photographer based in Washington, DC, delves into 19th-century photo processes like cyanotypes and salt prints, often toning them with plants from her yard. She intertwines her interests in illustration, hand-bookbinding, and urban landscapes into her work. From: Washington, DC, USA Shows: Cyanotypes and Salt prints Paige Billin-Frye is an artist, photographer, illustrator and hand-bookbinder living in Washington, DC. She began printing photos when she was … Read more

Call for Entries: Where Darkness and Light are Blue and White, deadline July 1, 2024

“In the cyanotypes you arrive in this world where darkness and light are blue and white.” – Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost The Pearl Conard Art Gallery at The Ohio State University at Mansfield is seeking contemporary artwork utilizing the cyanotype process for possible display in our space during autumn semester 2024. Our unique gallery space has glass walls that show a panoramic view of OSU Mansfield’s 600 acres of woodlands, … Read more

Cyanotype by Greta Koshenina

Greta Koshenina

Greta Koshenina is a working artist who combines archival family photos with contemporary photographs to depict her own mythology. From: Water Valley, Mississippi, USA Shows: Cyanotypes Greta Koshenina is a photographer, videographer, poet, and curator based in Oxford and Water Valley, Mississippi. Cyanotypes provide a natural method of producing images that embody an antiquated aesthetic and convey a transient quality found in dreams, childhood memories, and mythology. Much of Koshenina’s … Read more

Cyanotype by Marian Fannon Christian

Marian Fannon Christian

Marian Fannon Christian, a British/Irish artist, draws inspiration from her upbringing in rural Ireland and extensive travels. Her art, spanning ink, pastels, watercolours, acrylics, and cyanotypes, explores the transcendental and seeks to evoke serenity through natural motifs. From: Leeds, UK Shows: Cyanotypes Marian Fannon Christian is a British/Irish artist who has travelled extensively. She grew up in beautiful and primitive surroundings in Co. Mayo on the west coast of Ireland … Read more

Group Exhibit: “Alternate Paths 2024”, Lumiere Photo, Rochester, NY, 4th to 26th Oct 2024

The 4th annual “Alternate Paths” exhibit returns in Oct 2024, featuring work by a group of Rochester-NY-area photographers and artists who are all practicing different alternative photographic processes. Expect to see cyanotypes, tin types, photogravures, polymergravures, kallitypes, anthotypes, lumen prints, chemigrams, watergrams, and more! We look forward each year to highlighting some of the exciting ways artists are practicing photography today, and how the marriage between the way the images … Read more

Cyanotype exposed in a pinhole camera.

Pinhole photography and cyanotype

Is it possible to make pinhole photography with cyanotype? Inês Valente gives it her best shot and shares the results. Writer and photography / Inês Valente I (Inês Valente) have done a lot of research over the years on making cyanotypes in pinhole cameras and have never come to a plausible conclusion.  To begin with, for those who don’t know, pinhole photography is photography that is taken without a lens, … Read more

Els Wiering Cyanotype

Els Wiering

Dutch visual artist Els Wiering resides in Málaga, Spain. After a career in ICT, she pursued Fine Arts at the Academy of Minerva, Groningen. Her work, evolving from solid sculptures to airy expressions, explores reductionism and joyful minimalism, often utilising the cyanotype process to depict Costa del Sol’s summer essence. From: Málaga, Spain Shows: Cyanotypes Elsiena Wiering is a Dutch visual artist living in Málaga Spain since 2017. She grew … Read more

Cyanotype by Anna Walsh

Anna Walsh

British artist Anna Walsh draws inspiration from her rural upbringing in Worcestershire and her mother’s environmental activism. With a background in Art & Aesthetics and an MA in Book Arts, she explores human-nature interactions through cyanotype, fiction, and anecdotal narratives. A founding member of Garudio Studiage, her work is featured in the Tate Gallery and various private collections. From: London, UK Shows: Cyanotypes Anna Walsh is a British, London-based artist. … Read more