Diana Bloomfield specializes in 19th century photographic printing techniques, creating visual narratives through her handmade prints and one-of-a-kind artist books. Internationally exhibited and published, Diana’s art is also in a number of public and private collections, including the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL, and in the New Mexico History Museum In Santa Fe, NM. She is represented by The Cardinal Gallery of Toronto, Canada.
Diana's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jul 15 - 19, 2024
9AM - 5PM
Alternative Processes: Cyanotype and Gum Bichromate
The deceptively simple cyanotype process is one of the original and oldest photographic printing methods, offering an array of rich, exquisite, and mysterious blues. In this workshop, students experiment on various papers, creating both photograms and photographs, learning to create digital negatives. While cyanotype is a stand-alone process of choice for contemporary photographic artists, many continue to evolve their final prints by toning with varying organic botanical toners, altering a print to almost any color and hue. This versatile process works amazingly well with other alternative processes including gum bichromate. Students also experiment with adding layers of gum bichromate over their blue prints to engage the full color aspects of combining processes.