anna atkins 1850s cyanotypes of British algae love anna :)

British Algae by Anna Atkins the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means; the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects fround in the sea.

Cyanotype 4 / Natalie Ratcliffe

Natalie Ratcliffe- I really like the idea of layering in this piece, which is something I would like to experiment further with. To do this, I could encorporate paper cutting (using craft knife) or creating a pattern on the acetate using pens. - sunprints / cyanotypes

Sunprint ceramics are cyanotypes captured directly on the surface of low fired porcelain pots

Anna Atkins, Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions, 1843

Anna Atkins, Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions. Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library." The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Anna Atkins, Anatomized Leaves  (from Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns), 1854-1861    Illustratrice de renom Anna Atkins (1799 -1871) est une botaniste britannique.   Elle commence à faire paraître en 1841 son ouvrage British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions qui est le premier à utiliser le cyanotype

Anna Atkins Algae - Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions between 1843 and 1853