New Orleans Blue: Cyanotypes with Robert Schaefer - October 21-22, 2017


New Orleans Blue: Cyanotypes with Robert Schaefer - October 21-22, 2017

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October 21-22, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM




On the first day, students will take a walking tour staring at Schaefer's home/studio in the Bywater through part of New Orleans and photograph in the residential districts of the Bywater and Marigny Faubourg before moving on to the famous French Quarter.  Digital cameras will be necessary because the captures made with them will be used to make digital negatives upon returning to Schaefer's studio.  

A history of the Cyanotype as well as a full description of the process will be presented on the 2nd day before the synthesizer is mixed and paper is coated.  The digital negatives created on the first day will then be used with the coated paper to create their cyanotype prints.  Additionally, students may want to use objects found along the walking tour to place on the paper in lieu of negatives to create "cyanograms." 

It is highly suggested participants look for guest houses in the Bywater district or neighboring district of Marigny Faubourg. Two recommended guest houses are Maison Macarty and Bywater Bed and Breakfast. Please contact for any inquiries. 


ROBERT A. SCHAEFER, JR. has been working in fine art photography for over 40 years. His imagery has been greatly influenced by architecture with an MA Degree from the Technical University in Munich, Germany. Schaefer's gelatin silver and cyanotype prints have been exhibited and are part of major collections in the US and Europe. His expertise in photography is passed on to students at New York University, and in his workshops and lectures for Penumbra/CAP.

Image © Robert Schaefer