Memento Mori as 3,684 Cyanotype Sunprints

Playing with the feature The Diabetic

2022 / 3 min / USA / Experimental, Animation


This film is a sequence of 3,684 separate Cyanotype Sunprints, developed using a photographic process invented in 1847. Frame-by-frame the images were fixed to coated art paper by strong UV (sun) light, developed in 5% vinegar, dried for 24 hours to complete oxidation, then scanned and hand aligned. The “grain” you see is actually wood pulp from the paper!