The original of this is a digital photo I made with my Canon G-10. A couple of years ago I made a contact print from the image on matte fiber paper, using a digital negative. This one is from a new 11’x17′ digital negative I made last night. I printed it this morning using a UV exposure unit – it was overcast outside and I could not make a sun exposure. This is the first time I used the unit and was surprised that I only needed a little less than five minutes to make this exposure. I had feared that using the UV unit would not give me as saturated a print as sun exposures would, but it turned out looking like all my other Cyanotype prints.
I don’t think all Cyanotype prints need to look this saturated though. I have been following a Russian photographer who makes very powerful Cyanotype nudes, that are not saturated at all. They even look like they might be a bit tea-toned. Their color is quite different from mine, but they sure are impressive prints.
A reminder that this is a photo and not a scan, and that obviously I have not spotted the print yet – this is a very ‘quick & dirty’ photo I made under rather lousy lighting. That’s what I do love about digital, it will let me get away with ‘murder.’