Lucy Smith

Cyanotype is one of the earliest forms of photographic process. Using hand-prepared light-sensitive paper, objects and sunlight, it is a great way to experiment and make unique and often unexpected prints.

This image was created when musing on death and life, after a poignant bedtime conversation with my then 9-year-old. Made with sticks and stones that could be bones (and three teeth), the results are reminiscent of an archaeological dig, or perhaps the forensic exhumation of a mass grave. Yet they also evidence the life-giving sunlight used to print them.



“Sticks and Stones”  cyanotype  30 x 30cm  2016

“Sticks and Stones” 


30 x 30cm