Statement of Intent
I wanted to push against our world of the perfect digital photograph enhanced by digital manipulation. I wanted to return to a softer and more random way of capturing images that could not be created with a camera. My subjects were mainly plants and some fruit as they lend themselves to a natural beauty.
My panel is a selection of photograms made using the cyanotype method on paper, silk and cotton scraps. I manipulated the process to get away from the usual dark Prussian blue and white effect. I am as surprised by what I captured as the early pioneers of cyanotypes must surely have been. This is an organic process where the results are unrepeatable, often surprising, sometimes disappointing and always unique.