Memories of Today
Samanta Aretino Foto

Memories of Today brings together slices of daily life today by means of a photographic printing technique of yesteryear – cyanotype. The work consists of fragments of cloth and paper impregnated with Prussian blue on which people, situations, places and textures are depicted.

The cyanotype process is one of the oldest employed in the history of photography. It is carried out by covering watercolour paper or fabric with a light-sensitive chemical product that is exposed directly to sunlight for just a few minutes, using a photographic negative to obtain a high-quality image. The print is washed and fixed in order to arrest the chemical reaction and to avoid fading, thereby obtaining a striking image in Prussian blue – without the use of ink!