On Saturday I gave a last-minute private workshop to an American student and his girlfriend, who are researchers in HK this summer. The cyanotype experience was part of an afternoon of surprises from him to her, and it was a pleasure to play a part in this endeavor.
They'd been interested in doing cyanotype photos but had contacted me last-minute, so there was no time to prepare negatives.
"You can print photograms, though, using jewelry, flowers, whatever you can think of, as long as it has an interesting shape. Also, feel free to look through these older negatives," I said. "I won't be selling original prints of these to collectors, so you can print them."
Here's one of their test prints onto a linen pocket:
From a 35mm photo I took near Hvar on the Dalmatian coast, Croatia, 2000.
As usual, I got too involved in the workshop to take photos, though I had the camera nearby the whole time. There's just too much to do, too much to explain, and one is racing with the sun, the weather, and the wind, so it's easy to forget documentation till it's too late.
Ditto with the Portrait Party. We ended up having 4 female portraitists - and Roy. I think he enjoyed all the attention.
Time to finish some fruity cocktails, the best way to begin the week.