Bound, 2024, urban nature cyanotype photographs

Bound, 2024, urban nature cyanotype photographsCaptured near a roadside in Gothenburg, Sweden, these cyanotype photographs showcase a striking scene of urban nature full of character. A steep cliffside looms over the street, restrained by wire netting to prevent any potential rockfall. Below, natural flora and fauna push through the restraints, creating a captivating interplay between the rugged rock face and the resilient vegetation—the juxtaposition of the uneven cliff and the lush growth results in a visually dramatic and stunning composition.

Cyanotype photographs: the process

These images are not mere photographs but a testament to the meticulous artistry of the cyanotype process, which traces its origins back to 1842. A solution of photosensitive iron salts is delicately painted upon watercolour paper. Once dry, a digital negative is carefully sandwiched with the paper and illuminated with ultraviolet light. The resulting blue image is a cyanotype photograph, a unique and captivating art form. I then proceeded to bleach the image lightly before toning it in a solution made from white Aleppo oak gall apples, adding depth and character to the composition with darker iron grey and lighter reddish brown hues.

Camera technique

I captured these photos using a Fujifilm GFX 100s camera with an 80mm f/1.7 lens. The camera features a medium format sensor and exceptional optics, resulting in highly detailed and high-quality images.

Editions & folios for sale

The artwork is offered for sale in the following formats:

  1. 28 x 28 cm single image edition, limited to 16 copies: Priced at kr. 30,000 (roughly $215) each.
  2. 56 x 56 cm single-image edition, limited to 12 copies: Priced at kr. 90,000 (roughly $645) each.
  3. A 28 x 28 cm box set folio edition of all 24 images, limited to 8 copies: Priced at kr. 700,000 (roughly $5,000) each.
  4. A 56 x 56 cm box set folio edition of all 24 images, limited to 4 copies, is Priced at kr. 2,000,000 (roughly $14,400) each.

Each copy and edition is signed and has a certificate of authenticity.

Individual images sized 28 x 28 cm can be ordered directly by selecting „Purchase“ on the relevant page.

For other sizes and inquiries, please select „Inquire“ or email at hlynur@hlynur.art.


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