Thursday, March 31, 2022

Kit Martin, The Church Hymnary: Revised Edition, Dundee, Scotland, 2022

I'd never seen a cyanotype accordion until my friend John Shimon sent me one the other month (see on this blog). His piece sent me looking to see what else was happening in the world of the cyanotype - and the answer is lots and lots of cool stuff! 

The relatively simple cyanotype process was created by Sir John Herschel in 1842 and produces a wonderfully rich dark cyan-blue color, as seen below. Martin's web site (Kit Martin Photography) displays cyanotypes with all sorts of usually natural subject matter, like this floral-like work. 

The plus to this particular accordion is that its bound in a re-purposed Church Hymnary: Revised Edition which provides an interesting ecclesiastical context to the work!

6 one-sided page, each page 3.75" x 5.75", and when fully open 1ft 10.5".

back cover

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