Chen Yun Chi

​陳運奇

blueprint

 

In 1842, Sir John Herschel discovered the cyanotype. When printing were yet to mature, the cyanotype was the most efficient and stable printing method.
Traditionally, the cyanotype was used in architectural blueprints and for developing photographs. In this work, I showcase cyanotype developing through digital post-production and use the concept of image layers to retrace the outlines of the architecture by using color photography as the base. By combining the two approaches, I attempt to present a dual visual simulation that resembles cyanotype developing and architectural blueprints to reveal the multiple realities in today’s digital images.

1842年,John Herschel爵士發現了藍曬法(cyanotype),在印刷工藝尚未成熟前,它是複印方法中有效率且穩定的選擇。

傳統領域中,藍曬法曾被應用在建築藍圖及攝影顯影。我透過數位後期的方式重新表現藍曬顯影,並利用圖層的概念,以彩色攝影作為基底將建築線條重新勾勒;結合以上兩者,我試圖呈現近似於藍曬顯影與建築藍圖的雙重模擬視覺,藉以表現當今數位影像的多重現實景觀。