Fish Table, Morro Bay Modern cyanotype
A modern photograph by contemporary photographer David Passage printed in the turn of the century process of cyanotype. Custom Framed. The artist's label on back reads: 'The venerable Sir John Herschel was the first person to discover that certain salts of iron are sensitive to light. The cyanotype is the peasant on the iron print spectrum with the platinum print being the king. Sir John first used the blue print in the early 1840s to make copies of his notes.' The cyanotype or, blue print, is one of photography's oldest printing methods. Used as early as 1841, process was a popular during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries and is still used today by contemporary photographic artists. Cyanotype is a printing out process, meaning the negative is place directly against the paper while being exposed in the sunlight. Different degrees of exposure and UV light produced variations in the color depth of the print.
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