I saw a glorious cyanotype on vellum by Emily Gomez at the Altered Views show at Lightbox Gallery in OR and promptly ordered some vellum to try. I like how translucent it is, but it will take a lot more practice to figure out how to maximize it. I didn't manage the shininess of the piece I saw in the exhibit, but I'm thinking about layering it over another kind of paper to get a holographic effect. You can check out Emily Gomez's work at http://www.emilyjgomez.com/. Her cyanotypes on vellum are so luscious. Check out the Altered Views show at http://lightbox-photographic.com/exhibitions/AlteredViews/. My own piece is #49. :)
I developed this cyanotype today. I've been working with the digital negative for this image for a long time now and have had to dodge the bottom of it in order to capture the front bumper, but the dodging left the image a little bit ghostly. What is it about an old truck?
I happened to catch the Minor White retrospective at the Getty Museum in LA. I found myself welling up in front of several of the photographs. He captures an object in such close attention that the image is almost an abstract until you are able to step back and realize what its context is. I love when artists are able to make you see something new in something ordinary.
This image, which is also part of the MOMA's collection, is a great example. I stood in front of it, captivated by the composition for several minutes before I realized it was peeling paint.