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Grezzo cyanotype models

While in Grezzo in August 2017 I also continued the work started with the Austinmer cyanotype models. I used a black IKEA Tjena box as the “model” and lined it in cyanotype paper. I used a lid top and bottom to ensure light fastness. The model was placed on the front step once the sunlight had started to move around to this area.

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Cyanotype room/camera – prints

The prints from the cyanotype room/camera models are recorded below. I preferred the print to have the window wall at the bottom, so that it connected directly with the shadows on the floor. Occasionally I exposed them the other way up. On the 20th April (when most of the tests were conducted) there was intermittent sun and cloud all day. This had the effect that the solid dark blue “shadows” of the sunlight are not continuous, rather each marks the time the sun emerged from behind clouds.

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