Maidenhair Fern, 5x6", kallitype, $128
Introducing Rinne Allen a photographer who draws with the sun.
I came across Rinne's work when I dropped in to see what the wonderful folks at hable construction (at 117 perry street, nyc) were making with their printed fabrics this season.
Installation of Light Drawings at Hable Construction
Selliginella, 8x10", cyanotype, $168
These have all been made using a "pre-camera-era" photographic process that involves treating watercolor paper with light-sensitive pigments, laying a specimen on the treated paper and then exposing it to the sunshine until a 'ghost' image is revealed.
Jellyfish Lace , 8x10", cyanotype, $168
Grandmother's Buckeye, 8x10", cyanotype, $168
Two Allium, 8x10", kallitype, private collection
The blue ones are cyanotypes, and the deep brown and gray ones are closer to a kalliptype. I love how this process allows her to brush the light-sensitive emulsion onto the paper creating its own shape with soft, brush-stroke edges. Each light-drawing is unique, and all all have been created with the sunshine in her backyard garden in Athens, Georgia.
Japanese Climbing Fern, ~16x21", cyanotype, $428
Wood Fern, 9x12", kallitype, $188
She has made prints/drawings as small as 2x3" and as large as 2'x3' -- and is angling on trying some as large as 6 ft tall soon. For that endeavor, I send her wishes for a brilliant sunny day -- no clouds, no wind! Prices range from $58-$975 (on up) -- options for almost any art budget.
Single Lace , 8x10", cyanotype, $168
Installation at Hable Construction, 117 Perry Street
Go see them in person at hable's sweet shop in the west village.
Inquiries? Please contact Rinne Allen through her website