Cyanotype workshop by Siddharth Kaneria at The Project Cafe, Ahmedabad

Cyanotype is an old monochrome photographic printing process which gives a cyan-blue print. Originated in the 1840’s, it was not utilized in mainstream photography and was adopted as a copying technique, becoming known by the term “blueprint”. To begin the process, two solutions are prepared for the two-part sensitizing process — Potassium Ferricyanide and Ferric Ammonium Citrate (green). Too much potassium ferricyanide in the solution will lower printing speed, too little may cause the blue color to bleed into the lighter areas. Basically equal volumes of the two solutions are used. Solutions can be stored for several months in amber glass bottles.

Siddharth Kaneria, graduate in Interior design, with a professional experience of over 5 years in communication design. But he is passionate about photography more than anything, quietly creating a treasure of images for the last 8+ years. With the digital age ushering in a greater need for visual content, Siddharth have heart for vintage cameras and the technique they use. He have collected around 300 cameras so far mix of old which belongs to golden era and some new ages. He had many other successful exhibitions till time but I come across an exhibition of photography titled “The Tower Man”, at The Project cafe, Ahmedabad last Sunday on June 16th. The pendulum clock is one of the most recognizable types of clocks. Many consider it to be a classic or antique timekeeping device. The Tower Man is a story of a curious white clothes, big mustache under the hat man who fascinates pendulum clock.

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