The Cyanotype is a historic photographic printing process, which has made a resurgence in this digital age. Known for its deep Prussian blue color, the cyanotype can be toned with simple ingredients to achieve a variety of colors. It is a non-toxic process using sunlight to make a print and water to develop the image, and the simplicity of this process allows for more play and investigation. Like most artistic adventures, one can start with the basics and then explore and build upon different methods, techniques, even substrates.
Linda Bryan has been infatuated with photography from the moment she first saw an image slowly appearing in the tray of a black and white Photo One class in college. Bryan has earned a BFA in Studio Arts From Northern Vermont University – Johnson and an MFA in Photography from the Academy of Arts University, San Francisco. Bryan has taught digital and darkroom photography at Northern Vermont University – Lyndon, Community College of Vermont, as well as cyanotype workshops through local art centers and at her studio.
Bryan will be teaching Cyanotype workshops at AVA this summer.