Saturday, January 1, 2011
"cyanotype gone bad"
The photographer, Tom Hart, explains:
This is what happens (I think) when the cyanotype material is too thick and is allowed to pool. It crystallizes. This was an attempt on a very smooth, nonporous board. Nevertheless, it gave me a chuckle. Slight levels adjustment after the scan to "enhance" the image. :-)
Original image shot with Bronica SQ ai and Plus X. Negative printed out on transparency. Image is 7" x 7".
It was Balzac who first said "Chance is the greatest artist."
The quote is often misattributed to later writers/artists who repeated it.
I love the accident of the crystallization here, love the end result.