Florigin Cyanotype Hydrangea
Every hand produced print is an original artwork, created using traditional photographic printing techniques. Jo's collections are inspired by botanicals, foraged on her rural property in Ontario.
The prints are created using traditional processes, called cyanotype. Cyanotypes are a 19th century photographic process. The light sensitive materials are hand painted onto 300g/m acid free cold pressed watercolour paper, before being exposed to the UV rays of the sun. Sometimes referred to as 'sun prints', there is no film negative, to be able to reproduce these images. Each is a unique, one of a kind print made using real botanicals from my property in Ontario.
Size: Print dimensions - 18x24 inches
Support: Print on 300gsm watercolour paper
Medium: Handmade Cyanotype Photographic Process
About the Artist
I’m Jo Thomson, a photographer and a photo-artist based in Mono, ON. I create unique art prints, made using foraged botanicals and slow, traditional photographic processes.
Due to the nature of the process, each print I create is an original. My brand name, Florigin, is a play on “Flora’ and ‘Original’.
I work with two processes, the Photogram, created in a traditional darkroom, and the Cyanotype, created by exposure to the sun. I truly love experimenting and evolving my work with both processes and am often surprised by the results.
I have been active in the creative industries for over 20 years, both as a freelance commercial & social photographer, and as a director of our Design Studio, Believe in.
Florigin was born from a strong desire to return to my roots of traditional printing and to be creative without the constraints of a client brief. I find a deep satisfaction from the knowledge that my work brings joy to others and am honoured when they choose to display a piece in their environment.