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Materials Lab Workshop: Making Sun Prints with Plants
Mary Kocol, American, Spring Ephemerals, Anthotype Made from Leaves of Violets, 2021. Anthotype. © Mary Kocol.
Curious about the origins of camera-less photography or photograms? Join us to learn how to make prints from plant materials!
Return to the mystery and serendipity of making photographic prints by hand! Anthotypes, a kind of sun print, are made with sunlight and juices extracted from common flowers, fruits, and vegetables. The plant chemicals (anthocyanins, carotenoids, and flavonoids) produce fascinating natural colors.
The plant-based emulsion is applied to paper, then dried, and contact-printed with an object or positive transparency before being exposed to the sun for days or weeks. Anthotypes (from the Greek,View more
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