Our friend Nelly came to do some cyanotypes and photo gravures. She made 8 prints in one short day.
On these winter days I have been using our UV box to expose my cyanotype photos. We built it for photogravure, but it works like a charm for cyanotypes as well. When the sun is not strong enough to make an exposure, it is a reliable alternative.
To me it's a bit of magic how the light shining through a feather can pick out the patterns.
I tried toning one of my prints for the first time. It started out blue like the others, then I bleached and soaked it in strongly brewed tea. Voila brown. There's lots to explore when it comes to alternative photography.
Cyanotype, alternative photographic technique. The photo was taken at Rembrandt's house/museum in Amsterdam, where you can watch a docent do printmaking on an antique printing press or, as here, make oil paint from powdered pigments and linseed oil.