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The autumn project week. 07.11.2019 13:53

Is it possible to get a photographic image without a camera? How did people get their portraits printed when there was not any printing devices? Years 4 and 5 found this out during the autumn project week. Together we explored a cyanotype - one of the first ways of getting photographic images. Cyanotype printing was discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1842. It was popular in Victorian England, now we tried this old technique and it works pretty well! It was an amazing adventure!  We made chemical experiments,crafted photosensitive paper and took vintage-style portraits ourselves. So, each student was a photographer and a model.  Then we left our artwork in the sunlight and got cyan-blue masterpieces as a result! Check out some photos below.

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