Cyanotype was one of the first photographic printing techniques, invented in 1842 by John Herschel when he was experimenting with photosensitive iron salts. Melissa Amaru, analog photography, originally from Argentina, but living in Los Cabos since 2010 makes it the main focus of her personal work. In 2017, she traveled to Mexico City to take courses on film development in different formats and photographic enlargement and translation to black and white at the Panoptic Workshop. Slowly she also entered the appreciation of cinema, studying and experimenting with different short film techniques and concept, there, focusing on analog formats she practiced cinema in "super 8" and "8mm" tapes. she later completed a diploma in Cinematography at Viviendo Cine, at the same time she took the I´mcine Virtual Poles course. Later, back in Los Cabos, she founded the Analogue Collective, an open space for anyone who wants to learn and experiment with analog photography. At the beginning of 2021, she took the Sensitive Surfaces course taught by the Argentine visual artist Célica Veliz, where she learned different alternative photographic printing techniques such as cyanotype, androtype, Van Dyke, salted paper, albumen prints. She considers herself as a "Lover of image in all its forms, analog, digital, still or in motion."
TITLE: “Cactácea 1”
MATERIAL: Cyanotype on watercolor paper.
SIZE: 20.5 cm x 14.5 cm | 8 x 5.5 in
Fiber Content: Cyanotype on watercolor paper. (View Fabric Guide)