Pacific Foamy Shoreline
This is an exclusive handprinted limited edition cyanotype.
"Pacific Foamy Shoreline" is a handmade cyanotype print portraying a smooth wave reaching the shore.
+ Title: Pacific Foamy Shoreline
+ Year: 2020
+ Edition Size: 100
+ Stamped and Certificate of Authenticity provided
+ Measurements : 70x100 cm (28x 40 in.), a standard frame size
+ All cyanotype prints are made on high-quality Italian watercolor paper
* Frame is for illustrative purposes only. Artwork is sent carefully rolled in a tube.
WHAT IS A CYANOTYPE?
The cyanotype (a.k.a. sun-print) process is one of the oldest in the history of photography, dating back to the 1840's.
Cyanotypes were then made famous by Anna Atkins, considered the first female photographer. Inspired by nature, we feel the need to look back at a craft that is handmade, analogue, and using an all-natural light source: the sun.
Our cyanotypes are made by coating high-quality Italian watercolor paper with a light-sensitive emulsion. We then expose it in direct sunlight for several minutes using a photo negative to get the best image quality. Finally, the print is washed and fixed with water to stop the reaction and prevent fading.
What you get is an amazing, royal blue image, with absolutely no ink involved. And since each print is handmade, tones will give gorgeous, subtle variations. The beauty of cyanotypes is that each print is absolutely unique.
All of our works, unless otherwise stated, are shipped carefully rolled in a tube, to prevent broken glass and keep shipping costs down.
We generally suggest thin frames, either white aluminum, black aluminum, or a mild or light wood-plated aluminum. UV protective glass is also highly recommended.
If you have any further questions about framing or preservation, please don't hesitate to contact us.