Re: Persistent cyanotype spots
Christina Z. Anderson
Thank you for the compliment, Cinda! When a book helps someone in their process, it is so worth it.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I collaborated on writing Cyanotype with Sam Wang, John Jackson, and Sandy King as we tested the processes back and forth for a year (truth be told, I had asked two other people to write that book and they weren’t interested, so that’s the reason I wrote it). I finally buckled down and bought a densitometer to quantify my findings; these three always used densitometers. Best purchase I ever made for alt. I am totally hooked on cyanotype after writing that book. It is such a stress-free process in a way, at a nickel of chemistry per print. In writing the book I solved so many problems with the process that I had noted in teaching cyanotype for 20 years. Paper speckles, print fading, spots, blah prints, too contrasty prints, etc.
If you are into cyanotype, you will be interested to know that the next book in the series is Cyanotype Toning, Using Botanicals to Tone Blueprints Naturally by Annette Golaz who lives in Switzerland. Annette has a unique writing style I don’t possess. Almost “melodic” in the way she weaves history first into practice and then directions. Very user-friendly, reads like a novel or cookbook. So there’s more cyanotype information on the horizon! It’s in copy edit stage now with expected publication summer or early fall I think (with covid all things are moving slowly).