31 Studio / The Platinum Printroom is the foremost specialist for Platinum and Platinum-Palladium printing in the UK and were the first dedicated workshop to be specifically set up and revive this lost art.
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One of several types of early photographic print which emerged from the circle of pioneer photographer Henry Fox Talbot was the cyanotype. This characteristically blue, or cyan, print on paper substituted iron salts for those of silver, and was produced by a process of oxidation. While its striking deep blue color limited its aesthetic applications, its use in botany, as in the volumes of British flora assembled by early photographer Anna Atkins beginning in 1843, produced some very attractive works. Occasionally, both earlier in the twentieth century and now again in the current era, cyanotype is employed for its aesthetic value alone. As a non-silver process, cyanotypes are resistant to fading.
From Thomas Weston Fels, Sotheby’s Guide to Photographs, New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1998.