Cyanotypes of my grandmother

Cyanotypes of my grandmother, 2014

sequence of 70 prints

My family album was destroyed by typhoons in the Philippines before I was born. I had never met or seen a photograph of my grandmother until I found an old negative, taken when she was around the same age as me when I began developing it. I made a sequence of 70 prints, beginning with a one-second exposure and ending in one five hours long. Spending time in the darkroom making the prints was a way of getting to meet her; a blueprint of myself from the past.

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