Turmeric (Curcuma longa) anthotype by Laura Albornoz
“Hands” by Laura Albornoz
Parts used: Powder
Exposure time: 12 hours
Month, season and year: July, winter, 2021
Substrate: Watercolour paper
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)
Amount: 2 tablespoons
Extracted using: Powder dissolved in alcohol and filtered through a cloth
Used to create image: Laser printed OHP positive
Challenges or observations:
The anthotype I got first had light yellow tones and low contrast, so after exposure I brushed the paper with water + baking soda (2 tablespoons into a cup of water). Finally I got strong orange tones, better contrast and more details. Very happy with the result.
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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