Beautiful edition purchased on the occasion of Ruth Erdt’s workshop at ECAL as of 29 April to 3 May 2013.
Cyanotypes 16 - 22 / Ruth Erdt, Eva Vuillemin
Photographs by Ruth Erdt and Eva Vuillemin
Graphic design by Benedikt Reichenbach
Self-published, Berlin, Germany, 2011.
Ruth Erdt took self-portraits when she was 16-22. Years later her daughter Eva did the same and shot self-portraits from the age of 16 to 22. The book is a beautiful documentation of their project. Images are very personal and intimate. Many of them capture reflections in the mirror. Blue colour creates sensual aesthetics. In a way both women turn into one person which is also reinforced by the graphic design in the book.
Cyanotype is one of the earliest photographic printing process. This printing process gives a cyan-blue print. The specific blue colouring of the print is called “Berliner Blau”. The images were made through exposure to sunlight on the street.
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