Bradleigh Stockwell

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During the past months, I’ve been creating cyanotypes – by the dozen. It’s a photographic process dating back to 1842 England and perfected by Anna Atkins; the first woman photographer (probably) and the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. Kids and hobbyists know them as sun print because you place items – such as leaves – on  a sheet of cyanotype paper and set it out in the sun before taking it indoors and washing it in water to bring out the image. In my case, I use large negatives of scenery in Vermont.

This is what I do. I create images of Vermont using an archaic process our great grandparents would’ve been familiar with. With the pandemic hopefully waning, I hope to go out on my bicycle to take more photos and make films in my enormous studio: northern Vermont.

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