In this in-person workshop, students will learn the basics of mixing and coating cyanotype chemicals, and expose them through a variety of light sources from UV exposure unit to the outdoor sunlight. At the conclusion of the workshop, they will bring home two or more 11x14” cyanotypes ready for framing.
Cyanotype was invented in 1842 and is one of the earliest forms of photographic printing. It is also the medium of choice for Anna Atkins, the first female photographer in history, who was a botanist and used cyanotype to make visual records of many different plant species. Prized for its vivid blue hue, simple application and non-toxic chemistry, cyanotype also found many uses beyond photography in the decorative arts as well as engineering and architecture, where it was used to make reproductions of schematic drawings, otherwise knowns as blue print, for much of the 20th century.
What students can bring:
- dried pressed plants and flowers
- soft flat objects for making photographs
No experience required, everyone welcome. Taught by Damon Lam.
Class size: 4 people IN-PERSON course
Cost: 1800 HKD per person (booking deadline 11th May 9pm)
Date: May 15th 2022 Sunday
Time: 12pm - 5pm
Location: Marble Print Clay, Studio 705, 15 - 17 Shing Yip St, Sing Win Factory Building, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Taught in English and Cantonese. All materials provided by studio.
About Damon Lam:
Having received his BFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and now based in Hong Kong, Damon Lam spent a significant chunk of time living in cities that grew up right next to the development of photography, both as a technology and an artistic outlet. He is therefore fascinated by the commonalities between the three; by their relative recency, their unprecedented status at the dawn of the modern era, as well as their shared identity as products of the Victorian age. And as an attempt to revive these endangered histories and memories, Lam’s photography is tactile and analogue in nature, and echoes the methods and sentiments of this long gone era.