Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) anthotype by Astrid Robertsson
“Fragile” by Astrid Robertsson
Parts used: Stem and leaves
Application: Foam brush
Exposure time: 3-4 hours.
Month, season and year: July, Summer 2022.
Substrate: Bergger 100% cotton (non-sensitized paper for alternative processes)
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)
Amount: 4 crushed strawberries
Extracted using: Crushed with spoon
Used to create image: Petals
Challenges or observations: I found that checking the weather to see how high the UV index was helped me estimate my exposure and choose a time of day when exposure would be strongest. Also, using a foam brush made it gentle on the paper and absorbed excess, but I should’ve strained the mixture because the berries got stuck in it.
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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