Duotone cyanotypes #1 – Many failed attempts

Matthew Bary started his toning journey here with Creating multi-coloured cyanotype prints and Multi colored cyanotypes. He has since worked out his method of toning cyanotypes and shares it here in this 7-part series. Get ready to dive in! Writer and photography / Matthew Bary A few years ago I (Matthew Bary) found an article on Multi colored cyanotypes  from 2010 on making multi-layer cyanotypes. At the time I thought … Read more

Cyanotypes toned using avocado

Cyanotype Toning with Avocado Stones

Clive Pigott tries out Annette Golaz’s recipe for toning cyanotypes with avocado. The original recipe can be found in Annette Golaz’s book Cyanotype Toning alongside many other recipes. Writer and photography / Clive Pigott I was first introduced to alternative and historical printing techniques back in the early 90’s, when I was in my late 20’s. I had picked up an anniversary copy of the British Journal of Photography which … Read more

Lake Pukaki by Jo – duotone cyanotype

Creating multi-coloured cyanotype prints – Out of the Blue – the world appears in colour

Cyanotype is a easily accessible process with one limitation. It’s blue. Unless you know how to create multi-coloured cyanotypes. Here is how. Writer and photography / Jo Bind with tricolour section by Sehera Nawaz It was literally out of the blue when I first saw a post by Annette Golaz on the cyanotype Facebook group in early 2021 which showed a full-colour print that she claimed was done with cyanotype … Read more

Anette Golaz

Interview with Annette Golaz – author of “Cyanotype toning”

An interview with author of  “Cyanotype toning: Using Botanicals to Tone Blueprints Naturally”, Annette Golaz on why she tones cyanotypes, she also shares her favorite toning “recipe” with us. Photography / Annette Golaz, Roberta Fele How did you get interested in art and photography? Annette Golaz: My interest in photography goes back to my childhood. My dad was a real camera buff. He left us a collection of 400 cameras … Read more

Annette Golaz Tricolour cyanotype

Annette Golaz

Swiss photographer Annette Golaz experiments with a variety of 19th century photographic processes like gum, platinum/palladium, salted paper and cyanotype printing. She researched the toning of cyanotypes with botanicals and developed a tricolor cyanotype process. From: Maennedorf, Switzerland. Shows: Tricolour cyanotypes. Swiss photographer Annette Golaz experiments with a variety of 19th century photographic processes like gum, platinum/palladium, salted paper and cyanotype printing. She researched the toning of cyanotypes with botanicals … Read more

Cyanotype toning book by Annette Golaz

New book on toning cyanotypes!

The cyanotype toning book from Annette Golaz – another Routledge publication – is here, containing step-by-step instructions and contemporary artists working with toning. As we all know by now, cyanotypes are blue by default. As much as blue is a wonderful color, it is not always suitable for the final print. Luckily, cyanotypes can be toned, and now there is a whole book devoted to this topic. From the publisher: … Read more