Cyanotype workshop

DIY Space for London, London

Sunday, 17 Mar 2019

13:00 – 16:00

Display anna atkins algae cyanotype

Come and spend Sunday afternoon making prints using one of the oldest photographic processes. Materials to be provided; just bring your imagination! If you have your own digital negatives, please bring them along. All the prints made on the day will be yours to take home.

Invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842, it's a photographic printing process that produces a Prussian blue/cyan print. A mixture of potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate when coated onto paper and exposed to UV light (aka sunlight), will give you a cyan-hued print.

Photographer and Botanist Anna Atkins used this process to create the very first botanical photographs. Her book 'Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotypes Impressions', was published in 1843 and is considered the first photographically illustrated book.


DIY Space for London , 96-108 Ormside Street , London