Posts Tagged ‘ cyanotype ’

After Discovering a 120-Year-Old Time Capsule, Photographer Develops Two Cyanotypes of Cats | Colossal

Earlier this year, photographer Mathieu Stern discovered a time capsule dating back to the early 1900s in his family home. The 120-year-old box held a little girl’s cherished possessions, including a paper doll, seashell, and two glass plate negatives. Stern decided to develop the photographs using . . .

Source: After Discovering a 120-Year-Old Time Capsule, Photographer Develops Two Cyanotypes of Cats | Colossal

Developing 120-Year-Old Photos found in a Time Capsule – YouTube

Photogram by Ellen Carey and Poem by Donna Fleischer Celebrate Two Art Forms at Hundred Heroines


Dings & Shadows (2018) © Ellen Carey


Donna’s poem – “Rapture in Oneiric Blue” – celebrates Anna Atkins, whose cyanotypes produced a Prussian blue — the word “cyan” means  “blue” — and Hundred Heroines is honoring Atkins, the 19th century British pioneer, who had many firsts: first female practitioner in photography, she made the first photo-book; first to use text in and around her unique photograms of nature found in her botanical studies; and first in colour/color . . . . and Donna’s poem highlights light and color with Carey, in the 21st century, made in the  “light-tight” darkroom, where no light is allowed, except upon exposure. Thank you, Donna, for your wonderful poetry and more, on Ellen Carey’s work at or Wikipedia.  – Ellen Carey

Source: Rapture in Oneiric Blue – Hundred Heroines

A Pioneering Photographer’s Legacy In Algae



Anna Atkins, “​Ulva latissima​,” from Volume III of ​Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions​ (1853), cyanotype (courtesy Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations)

In 1843, Anna Atkins created the first book illustrated with photography. It took over a century for her pioneering work to be recognized.

Source: A Pioneering Photographer’s Legacy In Algae

100 Ideas That Changed Photography / Brain Pickings

100 Ideas That Changed Photography | Brain Pickings.

An excellent link to the cyanotypes or “ocean flowers” of the first woman photographer, Anna Atkins follows from the collections of the New York Public Library: Anna Atkins

Courting the Presence / Slow Muse

Courting the Presence « Slow Muse.