Cyanotype is an historic photographic printing process that gives a cyan-blue print. The process using two iron salts and the sun for developing, was discovered in 1842 by Herschel. In 1843 Anna Atkins produced her book on British algae, illustrated with cyanotype photograms, which was the first printed book illustrated with a body of photographic illustrations.
Each cyanotype is a handmade original. It is an intensive hands-on process and each print is treated individually to give each one unique characteristics. No two ever look exactly the same! All my prints are either direct photograms of leaves and objects or contact prints from specially prepared digital negatives. These are produced by image manipulation of original images from my collection.