Macro collection

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Macro Collection, is intended for the interior design of your home.

The ocean beauties of my Macro collection are found on the shores of Lanzarote, often battered by the sea and its volcanic rocks. Small pieces, with a dimension from few millimeters up to few centimeters, are collected and taken into my photographic workshop to regain a new life. I am presenting you all those ocean beauties in the same printed dimension, to give them the chance to be seen, and chosen, by you.

In this work I felt the influence of art master Karl Blossfeldt, even if my style is very different. The use of natural light helped me to preserve every feeling these objects are able to transmit and the formal structure highlighted the details. The use of the prusian blue of cyanotype gives abstraction and poetry at the same time.

My Macro collection of those beautiful treasures is hand printed in Cyanotype, following the 1842 traditional photographic process, on Arches Platine, a very special 100% cotton paper specifically designed and produced in France for alternative photography processes such as platinum (hence the name), palladium, cyanotype.
Each photograph is 23×23 cm (9×9″), and is mounted on a simple white support 25×25 cm or can be posted without it for your free choice of frame and home decoration.

You can find them in the artisan markets where I work in Lanzarote. I post all over the world in a very well protected parcel with registered mail. Please, contact me for further details.

My Macro photographs are available in my online shop: www.CyanotypeHandprinted.Etsy.com

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crab cyanotype print

shell cyanotype print

shell cyanotype print

shell cyanotype print

crab cyanotype print

sea urchin cyanotype print

balano cyanotype print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large panoramas

I present you my 40×30 cm panoramas of Lanzarote (16×12 inches approx.) printed on Arches Platine, a very special paper made of 100% cotton fibers without alkaline reserve for alternative photographic processes. The tones are beautiful, from blue to turquoise.

These are all original photographic contact prints.

El risco and surfer, Famara beach
40x30cm (16×12″) cyanotype print: El risco and surfer, Famara beach
La Graciosa
40x15cm (16×6″) cyanotype print: La Graciosa
Mala from Punta Mujeres
40x15cm (16×6″) cyanotype print: Mala from Punta Mujeres
el Risco, sunset over Timanfaya
40x30cm (16×12″) cyanotype print: el Risco, sunset over Timanfaya

 

Landscape Rio La Graciosa
40x30cm (16×12″) cyanotype print: el Rio and La Graciosa

 

 

flower vases

One of the most beautiful ways for printing in Cyanotype, is making a photogram. Instead of using a negative to make a photograph, you lay objects on the sensitized paper to make the print.

What you get with a photogram is a unique piece. Each time I lay my plants and flowers I create a different scene, with a different mood. I use tissue paper because it gives a special quality and luminosity to the piece. Each one is trated so you can get it wet without any trouble.

The size of these flower vases spans from 20 to 25 cm ca. in height (8-10″ ca.). The bottles can be used as beautiful candle holders too.

flower vases printed in cyanotype

flower vases printed in cyanotype

flower vases printed in cyanotype

curious objects and art pieces

Wooden Key rings and Hanging hooks, the Portable Beaches in glass, boxes of Healing Lanzarote, bottles of Elixir of Lanzarote, cardborard magnets of architectural details from La Villa de Teguise

Key rings and different Hanging hooks nice for the keys or in the kitchen too. A matt varnish guarantees resistance over time. Made with recicled pallet wood.

Key rings with sea or cactus images. A glossy varnish guarantees resistance over time. Made with recicled corks. In brown and white finish.

keyrings made with recicled corks and a cyanotype print

 

Portable Beaches.
Recicled glass, a coloured lanyard, sand and a shell. Cyanotype on the closing cork.

portable beaches

 

Healing Lanzarote.
Empty boxes that used to have medicines inside. I recicled them, turning them inside out, and printed in cyanotype, naming them Healing Lanzarote because here the medicine is around you. The medicine is outside now.

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On the front of the larger boxes you find the “Active Ingredients”: Embracing Sun, Protecting Sea, Supporting Volcanoes, Powerful Nature. Total: Marvel.

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On the back of the box you find the directions, where the idea is a “translation” from a real vintage headache pill box. Inside the box there are tiny bits of lava, which make the “sea sound”  described in the directions.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Elixir of Lanzarote
Very old mini liquor bottles have become the container for your most precious treasure ideas, with a label made at size for them.

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Elixir of Lanzarote

 

Cardboard magnets.
Architectural details from La Villa de Teguise, former capital of Lanzarote.

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cyanotype magnets on cardboard with paper insert

 

 

Lanzarote, in different shapes

Landscapes, using a Hake brush to put the emulsion on the paper, which gives those nice outer strokes. Paper size is 24×18 cm, ready for a standard frame if you like.

 

Landscapes in postcard format. Vintage styled lettering and framing.

 

Landscapes in bookmark format

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Algae collection

My Algae collection.

Sea weeds of Lanzarote, photographed and printed in different formats.

The prints of algae, each with its scientific name, are made on Fabriano Accademia 350g  paper. Although with a personal different technique and style they are a tribute to Anna Atkins, the botanist and first woman photogrpher who made, using cyanotype, the first photographic book of history: “British Algae”.

On glasses and on bottles, the print is made on tissue paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

sea and cactus collections

Photographic prints 9×9 cm size, with or without frame in different colours made with recicled cardboard.

 

Original cyanotype prints of my Sea Collection and my Algae collection are now available for sale at Pura Vida diving center, and at Windblue Sports diving center, both in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

 

 

limited edition print

Limited edition photograph printed with the classic 1842 Cyanotype formula on Arches Platine, a 100% cotton rag with no alkaline reserve, especially made for alternative photography such as platinum, p.palladium, cyanotype, etc.

The first print I offer is a wonderful moment at sunset in Famara, Lanzarote. Young boys gliding with gestures that reminded me La Danse by Matisse.

It comes together with a dedicated, free verse poem by Solange Rincón, a good friend and poet living in Maracaibo, Venezuela, who won several prizes and have books published.

photo with poetry

Family

“Family” is a work made in cyanotype with photographs and flower decorations.

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Family-poster-web

The portraits of your family (motherline, ancestors, granpas, siblings, etc.) will be printed on canvas with a decoration made with real flowers and plants. Each decoration will be different and the style can be according to your liking.

You only need to choose your favorite photo(s) of your family, and send them in digital format to psaccheri@gmail.com, to be transformed into a beautiful homage to those you love. It will be a personalized work, made only for you.

I will transform your digital image(s) into a negative, and use them together with the flowers and plants to make the final photographic print. My proposal is to have them printed on canvas, with a blue cotton string freely passing through, so to hang them like small flags on a doorway frame, over a fireplace, on a furniture, wall, etc. They will be free to move over the string. The prints will be 15x15cm (6×6″) ca., to fit into a very nice gift box. The price will be 35 euros for one decorated print, and 20 euros for the succesive ones if you want a series of different photos. Cyanotype prints on paper are a simpler option, right to frame them, without the blue cotton string. Price will be 30 euro for one decorated print and 18 for the succesive ones. For a large work, please contact me.

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The image of my grandmother taken in the early 1930’s now printed in cyanotype.

In a search for the feeling of belonging and well-being, inside a context of relationships I’ve being working for many years on my large family tree, built with the help of other people.

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Family tree of Saccheris in the world

 

I realized how common this feeling, or the search of it, can be throughout the world, being such a basic need in our lives. So I decided to offer this work, to people who are cultivating the same sense of identity and inner healing when loved for what we are inside our family. This work can also be a precious gift.

Please, share this project, if you liked it. Feel free to write me through the contact page if you have any suggestions or if you wish to know more and ask for a personalization.

Thank you very much.

Thanks go to artist Peggy Hartzell.