When Lynnette goes for a walk in the park or countryside, she is always looking out for skeleton leaves, wild grasses and flowers to use in making cyanotypes, a process which has become popular with artists as an alternative photographic art, partly because of the deep- Prussian blue tones and the hand-worked authentic feel.
Cyanotype was the first successful non-silver photographic process invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842, initially employed as a photocopying technique. Anna Atkins (1799-1871) one of the first female photographers, used the new process, called at the time ‘sun printing’. She created the first photographically illustrated book in 1883 called British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions.
Lynnette understands how exciting an experience this process would have been for Anna, because she herself is never sure what the outcome will be. Not only does she enjoy searching for new objects to use in her cyanotypes, but the process, having many happy accidents, and often being surprised by the detail of the fine lines, means she can’t wait to create some more, when the sun is bright enough again.
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