Saturday, January 1, 2011

"cyanotype gone bad"

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.

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