International Day of Light – Celebrate with Plants!
The Real Photography Company invites you to celebrate the International Day of Light this year in lockdown by using a unique form of photography – Anthotypes!
The Real Photography Company invites you to celebrate the International Day of Light (16th May) this year in lockdown by making Anthotypes; experimenting with plants and kitchen cabinet items to create light sensitive materials in a variety of colours. Coloured vegetable juices are extracted from various plants and coated onto paper which is dried, and then materials placed on top to create a pattern. This is exposed in bright sunlight to create unique one-off vegetable-based images. Anthotypes are a beautiful way to create fine art images right from your garden.
Watch their video on how to make a spinach anthotype!
Other materials to experiment with include onion skins, beetroot, kale and broccoli leaves, turmeric, paprika, and rocket. The Real Photography Company will post results and they encourage you to do the same on or after the International Day of Light on Sat 16 May.
The Real Photography Company are a CIC and group of Bristol-based photographers. They revive and refresh traditional photography, and introduce new audiences to the wonders of optical science, silver and light.
For more information or to share your creatives results
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