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
This is so much more interesting than what "Stupid Republican Candidate Said This Week," which is all our TV news has consisted of for about 3 months now. :( I didn't even know that Australia was having a lot of refugees come in.ReplyDelete
Crystal, that is a part of it - the actual numbers we are talking about are tiny, by comparison to the routinely processed refugee intake!ReplyDelete
Proportionally, we don't have a lot of refugees coming in, but like in all countries they are the target for lowest common denominator politics and media interestsReplyDelete
TT doing scaremongering, sensationalist drivel? Who'd have thought?ReplyDelete
In other news, water is wet.