Come explore surrounding New York City landmarks with instructor Robert Schaefer!
In this 2 day workshop, students will explore striking elements of city architecture and produce digital negatives from their raw captures. Participants will visit the Flatiron Building, Empire State Building, Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building among others.
Students take their raw captures shot in camera that day and print them on transparency film. On the second day, these negatives are used to print Cyanotypes. An overview of the cyanotype process will be demonstrated and practiced.
Students should come prepared with their own digital cameras, all other materials will be provided.
Discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1842, just three years after the invention of photography, cyanotype is the photographic blueprint. Historically, engineers used this to make copies and Anna Atkins is famously known for her series of cyanotypes using plant specimen. Used in contemporary practice, cyanotype is highly versatile and can be used with fabric, canvas and even combined with other techniques such as platinum or gum bichromate.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
No prior experience is required. Attendees should have interest in learning the cyanotype process and combining this with digital methods.
All materials are provided, but students should bring their own digital cameras.
Participants are responsible for their own sleep accommodations.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
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. schaeferphoto.com
Image © Robert Schaefer