Back in October last year, I picked up some "Solarprint" paper from an educational supply house that was having a sale. For some weeks I thought about what to do with it, and eventually decided that the usual path of making contact prints or photograms with it was a bit too dull, and that I would build a camera and take photos with it. Now I am by no means the first person to do this - although the idea of producing cyanotype camera negatives is surprisingly recent. As far as I can tell, the first person to do it was photographer, John Beaver, in 1999 - over 150 years after the development of the chemistry ! More recently, blogger Nag on the Lake published a how-to for cardboard cameras in 2019. Meanwhile, Ray Christopher has been experimenting with using cyanotype paper as a medium-format negative. The cyanotype process chemistry is rather unusual in that is not particularly sensitive to visible light. It is most sensitive to UVA down to the visible spectrum. One of the s
My mother goes by her middle name. Never did manage to convince one of her distance-education tutors of that..ReplyDelete
Or my mother, with some 23 middle names. Most of which are matronyms, tracing her matriarchal ancestry.ReplyDelete
I once had an Egyptian colleague in Perth. Half the Australian government departments he dealt with had his family and given names reversed.ReplyDelete
I'm usually only known by my middle name. This was originally because my dad and I have the same first name, and it was either "Adrian" or "Junior". :)ReplyDelete
My girlfriend's name is Arkady Rose. There are some government departments that don't reverse her names. Of those, some don't call her "he".ReplyDelete
David Gerard Sigh. At least governments you expect that sort of thing from.ReplyDelete
Parents, on the other hand, can be evil. I am put in mind of a long-time friend (and fellow nursing student) of my mother's. Nurse Rose Bush. She managed to get over it though, courtesy of a war-time hospital romance.
She married Doctor Garden.