Algae collection

My Algae collection.

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

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”.

My series of Lanzarote Algae printed on Arches Platine 310 g cotton paper, using a hake brush for coating the emulsion, leaving the brush strokes visible.

A series of prints on Canson Watercolor paper, framed into a recycled cardboard hand painted frame.

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

cyanotype glass new
The new series of cyanotype candle holders. Print is made on rice paper Hahnemuhle Sumi-e. 

Medicine-Plants

 

Medicine-Plants.

In an apttempt to mantain health we use medicines, from plants or synthetic. On the matter, some miths or fears reign creating different views.  Trying to artistically approach the matter I photographed some medicinal Plants of Lanzarote and printed them in #cyanotype on Medicine information leaflets. The cardboard frame is a scrap from another cyanotype print.

Plantas-Medicamentos.

En el tentativo de mantener la salud utilizamos medicamentos, procedentes de plantas u obtenidos por síntesis. Sobre la materia, algunos mitos o miedos reinan generando visiones diferentesIntentando acercarme artisticamente al asunto, he fotografiado algunas Plantas medicinales de Lanzarote e impresas en #cianotipia sobre prospectos de Medicamentos. El marco en cartón es reciclado de otra impresión en cianotipia.

Video of my printing process

Condensed in two minutes the video of the work I make in three days: cutting all the paper, coating with the emulsion, exposing, developing, etc. up to the final print ready to be sold in the artisan markets of Lanzarote or posted worldwide.

En solo dos minutos el video del trabajo que hago en tres días: cortar todo el papel, poner la emulsion, exponer, revelar, etc. hasta la impresión final lista para ser vendida en los mercadillos artesanos de Lanzarote o enviada en todo el mundo.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo with Poetry – 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 you 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

Large panoramas

I present you my panoramas of Lanzarote, in 30×40 cm (12×16 inches approx.) or 15×40 cm. They are all original photographic prints made on Arches Platine, a museum grade paper made of pure cotton fibers, without alkaline reserve for alternative photographic processes. The tones are beautiful, from prussian blue to turquoise.

The colours of the following images are an approximation due to reproduction techniques changed during time.

Famara beach vintage
40x27cm (16×11″) cyanotype print: Famara beach vintage
Volcano Montaña Colorada and flowers
40x30cm (16×12″) cyanotype print: Volcano Montaña Colorada and flowers
El risco and surfer, Famara beach
40x30cm (16×12″) cyanotype print with frame: El risco and surfer, Famara beach
cyanotype print el Rio and La Graciosa
40x30cm (16×12″) cyanotype print: el Rio and La Graciosa
Famara surfer cyanotype
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
Risco clouds cyanotype
40x30cm (16×12″) cyanotype print: el Risco, sunset over Timanfaya
cyanotype print: Seashore volcanic rocks, Los Cocoteros
40x30cm (16×12″) cyanotype print: Seashore volcanic rocks, Los Cocoteros
40x30cm (16x12") cyanotype print: saltworks, Los Cocoteros
40x30cm (16×12″) cyanotype print: saltworks, Los Cocoteros