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Cyan Print Gallery

In the mid 1980s, I explored a couple old photo printing methods: gum-bichromate and cyanotypes. The former used watercolor pigments, the former created blueprints. I liked the blue tones of the latter and worked to create a digital emulation of the tones of a cyanotype. Here are some of the results. 

© 2023 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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