Learn to make photographic images without a darkroom.
In this workshop, students will make camera-less pictures of objects using both cyanotype and lumen printing processes. Cyanotype is a photographic process useing a light sensitive solution and UV light source to create an image. Engineers and architects used the process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. An unadulterated cyanotype will always be blue but can be toned to a variety of browns, blacks, yellows and more.
Lumen prints use traditional darkroom paper to expose an object until the image appears without the use of a developer. Students will leave with several examples of each process.
Kristy Peet was born in Dallas, Texas and completed her undergraduate work at Austin College in Sherman, Texas and her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Kristy served seven years as Vice President of BOX13 Artspace, an artist-run exhibition and studio space devoted to the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. Kristy lives and works in Houston, Texas. She is currently Professor of Art at College of the Mainland. You can find her work online at www.kristypeet.com.
She is a large format analog photographer focusing primarily on staged images conceptually related to the internal personal state. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the US including a solo exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Savannah College of Art and Design.
Your workshop instructor, Kristy Peet, will provide all materials. If you would like to bring objects to make cyanotypes or lumens, please do. Plant matter, fruits, and other translucent objects or objects with interesting outlines work well.