Cyanotype Custom Portrait

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Beautiful handmade cyanotype portrait produced directly from your photo.
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.
It is a very rare type of artwork and it looks beautiful as an alternative to traditional photographs.
This product comes on a unique handmade paper and can be ordered in a variety of sizes and as triptychs


Cyanotype history:

The English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel discovered the procedure in 1842. Though the process was developed by Herschel, he considered it as mainly a means of reproducing notes and diagrams, as in blueprints.
Anna Atkins created a series of cyanotype limited-edition books that documented ferns and other plant life from her extensive seaweed collection, placing specimens directly onto coated paper and allowing the action of light to create a silhouette effect. By using this photogram process, Anna Atkins is sometimes considered the first female photographer.
Numerous contemporary artists employ the cyanotype process in their art: Christian Marclay, Marco Breuer, Kate Cordsen, Hugh Scott-Douglas and WuChi-Tsung.

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