View Full Version : Anna in cyanotype (different paper)

07-22-2011, 09:36 AM
On cotton canvans (so close but seem like good contrast after wash in water+ peroxide)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6131/5963882300_5a086dcbef.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauro-prandelli/5963882300/)
:: Guardo in su :: (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauro-prandelli/5963882300/) by Mauro.prandelli (http://www.flickr.com/people/mauro-prandelli/), on Flickr

On cotton canvans toned in coffee (after this i try to reinforce toning but i lost all white area)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/5963882510_d6169ae096.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauro-prandelli/5963882510/)
:: Guardo in su :: (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauro-prandelli/5963882510/) by Mauro.prandelli (http://www.flickr.com/people/mauro-prandelli/), on Flickr

On E.A. Poe introduction book (I like this)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6122/5963880310_72e100dee7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauro-prandelli/5963880310/)
:: Nel libro :: (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauro-prandelli/5963880310/) by Mauro.prandelli (http://www.flickr.com/people/mauro-prandelli/), on Flickr

On Fabriano Rosaspina (here i lost midtones because for clean yellow i wash in cloridric acid and peroxide)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/5963880728_4703b3c50b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauro-prandelli/5963880728/)
:: Guardo in su :: (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauro-prandelli/5963880728/) by Mauro.prandelli (http://www.flickr.com/people/mauro-prandelli/), on Flickr

I'd like to know what do you think about.

07-22-2011, 04:09 PM
I think the last one is my favorite, it does the pretty girl justice. The bleached tones here do not bother me. I particularly like the brush smears.

07-23-2011, 08:48 AM
Thoughts? Okay.....#1 is a classic cyanotype with deep, rich blues and lightly tinted highlights; all in all a very nice print with a great contrast and sharpness.

#2 demonstrates a great job of toning and has that warm softness of an ambiguous genre vintage print.

#3 is a well thought out print but maybe not everyones cup of tea. My thought: which is represented, the young lady or the text? What is the connection?

#4 clearly demonstrates the wonderful range that can be achieved in cyanotype prints. It stands on it's own in it's slightly surreal presentation.

All in all a well done exercise in getting more than just a "standard" print from your process.

07-24-2011, 06:10 PM
Thanks scheimfluger_77.

Thanks Marv, I'll try do it better. I love cyanotype, it's simple altproccess and it's much faster than gum. Sure the result and the manuality it's different.
I wanna try to use different material because i think that the support of image, in some case, can help image on the implicit message. For this i try book. #3 In this case the image is not link to text, it's simple test for understand paper, but i think about Chatwin or Terzani or other trip writer and i like shot&print some of location that i read on theyre book on the book. I think that can be next project.

Thanks a lot to all for comment.