Alternate Process Photography


Olive Tree 2019

I started making cyanotypes after seeing the exhibiton:  Blue Prints:  The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins  and the companion exhibition Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works at the NY Public Library in 2019.  “Anna Atkins is an exception during the 19th century.  She’s a female photographer, and one who’s working shortly after the medium had been invented. Because she is a pioneering woman, she is a model for many contemporary female artists.  Atkins is also influential to contemporary eyes because her imagery is simple and beautiful.”  Elizabeth Cronin, Assistant Curator of Photography, NYPL.

Photographs © Phyllis Odessey