Fine Art – The Alternate – Beverley Pestana Inacio
These “Alternative prints” are part of a Van Dyke brown and Cyanotype workshop that was held at the College a few months ago. These processes are straight out of the History books and use the sun to create the exposure. The results are never the same and no two prints identical.
There’s something about printing images that fills my essence with elation, the thrill of not knowing what is going to come out is an extension of the thrill that one has when making a great photograph… I use the term “MAKE” because images that move us generally contain certain photographic components.
These digital images in their infant stage are converted into A4 litho negatives, they are then placed on top off acid free fine art paper which is pre-coated in a sensitive solution. It is then exposed under UV light.
The results are spontaneous and erratic, each print has it´s own personality.
I use these alternative processes habitually in my end products to clients.
These specific prints are printed onto A3 Fabriano Artistico using the Van Dyke Brown and Cyanotype processes.