Cyanotype, the magic blue.

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Cyanotype, a fascinating photographic printing technique that gives us images in the characteristic Prussian blue color, thats why I call it magic blue.

Cyanotype has its roots in the 19th century. It was the scientist and astronomer John Frederick William Herschel who invented it in 1842, but it was the botanist and photographer Anna Atkins who popularized it by publishing in 1843 the first illustrated book of algae using this technique.

The process to make a cyanotype is quite simple. First, the paper is soaked in a solution of iron salts and allowed to dry in the dark. Then, plants or negatives to be exposed under the sunlight are placed on the surface. Finally, it is washed with water and allowed to dry, that is where the magic blue of the cyanotype appears!

Discover the magic of cyanotype and immerse yourself in the world of artistic photographic prints. Do you dare to try this technique with your own creations? The results will surprise you!

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