A few weeks ago I went along to a Cyanotype Printing workshop at the awesome Spike Island (check them out for lots of free workshops). It’s a fairly simple technique the was originally used for making prints from drawings and is where the term ‘blueprint’ originally came from. The paper is treated with a photosensitive solution and the objects laid on top create white silhouettes on a deep blue background when it is exposed to sunlight. These were my experimental creations using tracing paper, ink and some found objects.
I recently went to a collage workshop hosted by Paper Girl Bristol. It’s not something I’d done much of before, so it was nice to try something new. It was interesting how the inspiration and ideas just came from whatever images I happened to find, it was much less pressure than having to plan what I was going to make.
Clifton Suspension Bridge and Goldney Hall, Bristol
A few experiments with pinhole photography from the past year (there were a lot more that didn’t turn out so well). They were all taken with pinhole cameras made from empty cans, black card and photographic paper. Instructions of how to make the cameras and develop the photos can be found here: http://pinholeday.org/support/