Hello! My name is Irina Glik. I interned at The Print Center and am an attendee of the New Museum Guide Program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. My work was accepted to the New York print magazine called Don’t Take Pictures for the exhibition Cyanotypes: Beyond the Blue, featured at the Reclaim Photography Festival (UK), FairmountCrawlShow (Philadelphia) and Black&White&Blue photography contest by Darkroom Gallery (USA).
Cyanotype is one of the earliest photographic processes. To make a cyanotype the photographer coats paper with mixture of potassium ferrocyanide and ferric ammonium citrate and dries it. It is then exposed to light in contact with a negative or with an object or drawing laid on top of it. After exposure the print is washed in water to remove the unexposed chemicals. As the print dries it turns bright blue. The paper is developed with sunlight.
The city is my studio.