a literary and visual arts journal
My cyanotypes are based on places I have seen and explored. Be it the Cornish coast, Fiji, or the gentle rolling landscape of the Chew Valley – landscape infuses my work. It is my belief that the most intriguing images are those with a narrative, and I love including figures and brooding skies to heighten the tension of a scene. The cyanotype process creates its own story too – the mixing of the chemicals, the creation of the negative, the exposure to sunlight. Each stage in the process of making a print is a moment in time and these moments come together and concentrate themselves into a single image. Cyanotypes are a DIY culture – totally accessible and yet partially uncontrollable. I never get quite the result I was hoping for, and this is what spurs me on to make more.