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Cyan-Tinted Images

In the very early days of printing photographs from negatives, several processes were used: Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, Calotype, Albumen, and Platinum. Each had a unique tonality. Here, I emulate the tones of Cyanotypes.

© 2024 Martin Krohne

Blueprints, or Cyanotypes, are an old printing process that creates a Prussian Blue monochromatic print. A photosensitive emulsion is painted on paper, cloth, or any flat surface. Once dry, it is exposed to an ultraviolet light source, in contact with a photographic negative or small object.


These "Blueprints" are created digitally, carefully matching the color and tonality of the old blueprint, or cyanotype process. Cyanotypes are currently seeing a revival among photographic artists.

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