Updated: Sep 14, 2018
Cyanotype is an old photographic technique, which is also known as blue print and was extensively used by Architects once.
I have done a series of cyanotype of vintage pin-ups for an exhibition in Maritime Museum in Ærø in Denmark. As a daughter of a Marine Engineer and a Naval officer, I knew a bit about a sailor's life in a long voyage.
Along with the letters, photos of near and dear ones, Pin-ups were integral part of a Sailors life!
I am passionate about doing things by hand and reviving old techniques. Sustaining old crafts and culture is something I am passionate about and did it for many years.
Recently cyanotype is quite popular as an Alternative photography technique.
The development process depends on the UV ray of a particular day and it is always surprising what intensity of Blue /Cyan one can get.
My favourite is the one above. It was a windy day in Copenhagen and I was developing my Cyanotype in the Balcony of my Apartment. The Sudden blow of wind shift the plate and gave a double impression. With time I learn to appreciate the mistakes and irregularities a human hand is capable of, no machine can match that surprising elements.