What is a cyanotype?

A cyanotype is an image produced by UV light reacting, or not, with a light photo sensitive surface or material.

The source of light that I use is the sun and the material is usually watercolor paper that is coated with light sensative chemicals.

The area that the light touches the paper will turn a shade of blue and the area that is not touched will remain in the original color of the the materia, for me usually white.

Anything or anyone that is placed over the paper will let some light through and will block some light. This combination creates the image.

I enjoy working with people. About half of the cyanotypes I create involve parts or a whole person. More details about the process here. Thank you.