Caption: 6 "Cystoseira foeniculacea" from Anna Atkins, Photographs of Sea Algae: Cyanotype
A fragment of another cyanotype
copy, evidently produced from the same matrix, consisting of the tide page, the instructions, and the first sixteen numbered pages was already known.
The third history, "camera-less photographs," began with a cyanotype
or blueprint, of the original Isaac Delgado Museum of Art and continued with abstract photodrawings and photograms.
Of the various compositions Opera put into play here, his glass-bottle still lifes were of particular note, given the degree to which they foreground the light-recording phenomena intrinsic to the cyanotype
Other faculty with works in the exhibit include Helen Obermeyer Simmons, a professor of communications media, who creates artwork using the cyanotype
photographic printing process; Susan Wadsworth, professor of humanities, who explores the linear and colorful rhythms of the landscape in her work; and Robert Harris, a professor in the Communications Media Department, whose stills from some of his film and video work include his short film, "Suite of Summer Evenings.
In addition, Michael Maunder exhibited some items relating to the history of the Association, and some examples of the first non-silver photographic process, invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842--the blueprint or cyanotype
Several original cyanotype
proof prints in the Hampton archives are labeled with the location where they were made.
Laszlo Layton is offering this cyanotype
of a bird, at right, titled ``Smew, 2005.
Eighty-five images--which vary from a deceptively classic black-and-white landscape by Robert Adams to an enormous color tableau by Richard Misrach to an artful combination of image and text in the cyanotype
process by Clarissa Sligh--honor the career of Michael E.
, described in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, came into general use as the blueprint process in the 1870s, following the development of "dry" ammonia vapor developing.
These intricate processes are a perfect match for Dugdale's photographs, which are dreamy visions of nudes and still lifes, all seen through a melancholy hazy blue, a product of the 19th-century cyanotype