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WE TRAVEL THE WORLD CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF BLUE THROUGH THE PRISM

OF CYANOTYPE

We are Dora and Charles. Everything started when we found each other. We were meant to create together and through our passion, love and creativity we gave birth to Kyano. Exploring life together, traveling to magical places, and connecting with mother nature, are the elements that feed our souls.

 

Our creative journey started somewhere in the Mediterannean sea.

We flew high above clouds and majestic mountains.

We dove deep into cold waters, roaring rivers and blue oceans.

We knelt down to humbly observe the smallest of creatures.

We saw the land boiling and smoking but also covered by tons of ice.

We saw nature transform, bloom and grow.

We paused to breathe and connect with our planet Earth.

We take it all in and we capture the striking beauty that surrounds us through the cyanotype technique.

 

Cyanotype photography is similar to poetry for us. It conveys all the words we are unable to express. The deep Prussian blue opens the door to a parallel world and adds a mystical element to the subject. This monochromatic effect invites the eye to rest and wander to imaginary worlds. We invite you to escape reality and find peace and beauty through this powerful color.

Discover the 

Collections

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2022 Photography Collection

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2020 Photography Collection

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2021 Photography Collection

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2019 Photography Collection

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2020 Photography Collection

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2017 Photography Collection

The Cyanotype technique

 

The cyanotype process was one of the first non-silver techniques used to create photographic images. The technique was invented in 1842 by the English scientist and astronomer John Frederick William Herschel. It was not utilized in mainstream photography and was adopted as a copy technique, becoming known by the term "blueprint", with its blue background reproductions of large architectural and mechanical drawings. It was also used by the English botanist Anna Atkins to create a series of cyanotype limited-edition books that documented ferns and other plant life.

Our step-by-step process

step 1

CREATION & PRINT OF THE DIGITAL NEGATIVE

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step 2

SENSITIZATION OF THE PAPER

step 3

PLACING THE NEGATIVE
ON THE PAPER

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step 4

EXPOSURE TO
UV LIGHT

step 5

RINSING THE PAPER

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Behind the scenes

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Testimonials

"Toutes les choses qu’on aime ont un parfum qui nous transporte. Toutes les choses qu’on aime ont un son qui nous fait voyager, mais surtout, toutes les choses qu’on aime ont une singularité, une couleur qui nous fait vibrer, une vraie poésie pour l’œil et l’esprit.

Celle-la ne ressemble à rien d’autre qu’à un rêve éveillé, parce qu’elle raisonne à l’infini et s’immortalise avec délicatesse sur un encart de coton qui encapsule et protège à merveille un souvenir.

La puissance de cette teinte prussienne n’a d’égal que la générosité de ce duo qui fait naître pour vous ces « kyanotypes », refuge d’une énergie bleue et essentielle qui coupe le souffle."

- François Lapointe -

Photographe - Réalisateur - Producteur

 

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