Cyanotype Experiments – cyano-lumens.

Coffee and Grinds Lumen

Coffee and Grinds Lumen

A lumen print is a contact print made only using sunlight on black and white photographic paper. The image is “burnt” onto the paper and then fixed – no developer chemicals are used.

Krakow Cyano-lumen 1

Krakow cyano-lumen 1

A cyano-lumen is a combination print. Cyanotype fluid is used to coat the black and white photographic paper under safelight conditions. Once dry the coated paper is then used to form a contact print in the same way as traditional lumens or cyanotypes. The image is then rinsed and fixed.

Krakow Cyano-lumen 2

Krakow cyano-lumen 2

The silver particulates in the paper react to the long exposure time by clumping to form interesting colour variations. Different manufacturers papers having different colour characteristics.

Lumens In Progress

Lumens In Progress