Presentation Title

P-09 Organic Matter - A Series of Cyanotype Images

Presenter Information

Marc G. UllomFollow

Presenter Status

Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Preferred Session

Poster Session

Start Date

30-10-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-10-2015 3:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

This fine art body of Cyanotypes titled Organic Matter, explores the observation of common flora of southwest Michigan through the lens of this ancient photographic process, while incorporating digital methods of capture and intermediate output in the form of digital negatives. The subject matter will be digitized using a flatbed scanner, manipulated to create the intermediate digital negative, and then the hand-coated substrate will be exposed to strong UV light. The latent image will then be developed with water and toned using ammonia or hydrogen peroxide to alter the quality and color of the image. The final series of images will be one of a kind hand processed archival cyanotype prints on acid free watercolor paper approximately 11x14 inches in size. The body of work will be exhibited in regional and national juried photographic exhibits.

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P-09 Organic Matter - A Series of Cyanotype Images

This fine art body of Cyanotypes titled Organic Matter, explores the observation of common flora of southwest Michigan through the lens of this ancient photographic process, while incorporating digital methods of capture and intermediate output in the form of digital negatives. The subject matter will be digitized using a flatbed scanner, manipulated to create the intermediate digital negative, and then the hand-coated substrate will be exposed to strong UV light. The latent image will then be developed with water and toned using ammonia or hydrogen peroxide to alter the quality and color of the image. The final series of images will be one of a kind hand processed archival cyanotype prints on acid free watercolor paper approximately 11x14 inches in size. The body of work will be exhibited in regional and national juried photographic exhibits.