An anthotype is a form of photography that utilizes natural materials and processes to create images.  “Anthos” is Greek for flower and “type” stems from the Latin “typus” meaning figure, image or form, and from the Greek word “typos” meaning dent, impression or mark.

Using homemade fruit and vegetable emulsions, I expose images with both representational and abstract compositions.  Sunlight bleaches away the negative spaces leaving me with an image, come to life on faded nature.  

The natural pigments create a muted or rich color palette depending on the intensity of the emulsion.

There is no simple way to fix these images, meaning they will continue to fade.

Want to give it a try? Here are some helpful links:

Step by Step Instructions

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