Explore the magic of cyanotype process at this live demo session
CHENNAI: How many of you have tried cyanotype, one of the earliest photographic printing techniques? If you are new to this concept, here’s a chance to experience it — CPB Learning Lab is organising a hands-on demo of the cyanotype process on September 24 at Ashvita’s Community Art Centre, Royapettah High Road. This event is hosted as part of the World Cyanotype Day (September 24) celebrations.
Priya from CPB Learning Lab tells us, “In collaboration with Ashvita’s Community Art Centre, we are hosting an exhibition on the theme of ‘memory’ for the city’s audiences. We have invited people from all over the country to present their works at this exhibition. Cyanotype is the oldest form of photography — you can create cyanotype prints with photographs and photograms using objects like feathers, leaves, laces, etc. Working with iron salt solutions, this chemical process creates a UV light-sensitive solution that results in intense shades of cyan blue when coated on papers or other porous surfaces. Initially, in the 20th century, the process was used by architects and engineers to create copies of their notes, drafts and drawings to create what is known as ‘blueprints’. Through this exhibit, we are creating awareness on the photographic printing process.”
Co-founder of CPB, Varun Gupta will be doing the live demo session for children (8-18 years) and adults.