Cyanotypes sur papier aquarelle.
The cyanotype is a photographic printing technique discovered in 1842 by scientist John Herschel. Gateway to the world of ancient photographic processes, it offers us monochrome images with bluish tones. The mixture of two chemical solutions is spread out on drawing or watercolor paper, fabric or on a glass plate. Then, a negative the size of the future image is placed on the sensitive surface. Then the whole thing is exposed to the sun for a few minutes. Finally, the final image is simply revealed in a tub of water.
These photographs were born from my urban explorations, capturing here and there disused places, typical architecture of industrial cities. The ancient technique in the service of the modernity of the subject gives these buildings a great emotional force.