A series of 10 + 2 unique and handmade leporello books. Each book is made with one of the oldest photographical techniques, cyanotype, still in use today. A technique used to produce the first ever photobook in European history: Anna Atkins' "Photography of British Algea: Cyanotype Impressions" from 1843. This series is made up of cyanotypes of plastic on thin translucent paper, protected by a simple detachable cover. Translucent paper was developed for architects, and architects are also one of the main reasons cyanotype survived up until now. The translucent paper changes the motive constantly while one flickers through the book. Its leporello shape and odd number of pages removes the traditional start and end of a book. Together, the shape, technique and material create an ephemeral experience through fragility and temporality. The goal is to create a bodily, sensual and playful experience opening up for curiosity and daydreaming.
cyanotype of plastic on translucent paper (book)
published by Andrea Grundt Johns
The size is 322×381mm (3mm spine) and it is printed by Hand made by Andrea Grundt Johns. Design by Andrea Grundt Johns.