Ermitas icónicas – Haría, Lanzarote



Limited Edition of iconic chapels (ermitas) of Lanzarote.
I decided to reproduce some of the most beautiful ermitas of Lanzarote with a reference to the bizantine iconography, using the classic cyanotype formula to print my photos, then gilded over a red base and mounted on waxed recycled wood coming from an old window of an important local building.
The gilding method I use is a very long and labour intensive work made in many small steps.

In a Limited Edition of 10, printed by hand.
A real cyanotype analog photograph. Signed and numbered at the back.
Each item I sell is an original, different from the others. To be collected.

– print dimension: 10×10 cm (4×4″).
– process: classic cyanotype formula from 1842.
– paper: Arches Platine, 100% cotton, no alkaline reserve, 310g/mq.
– gilding: imitation gold leaf
– mounting: on old recycled pine wood.
– framing: unframed.
– shipping: anti humidity/scratch/bending package. Certified mail with tracking number.

Cyanotype is a very unique process where the photographic emulsion is prepared with two different iron salts. You need a black and white negative as large as the image to contact-print a photograph. The emulsion is UV sensitive (like with many other alternative photographic processes) so the exposure can be made with the help of the sun. Developing a cyanotype is very eco-friendly because you need only water, no chemical developer or fixer is used in the process.

I am an artisan, living in Lanzarote and I work with recycled materials, making prints in cyanotype. The blue sky and the ocean have been the reason for me to change from my black and white photography to the wonderful prussian blue of cyanotype. The power of hundreds volcanoes and the ocean treasures of Lanzarote always inspire me.
Note, only for who lives inside the European Union:
I post the item from the Canary Islands which are part of Spain but not part of the Community territory for the purposes of VAT. Etsy will charges you the VAT of your EU Country while you pay. In very rare occasions, for a bureaucratic problem, your postal service may ask you to pay VAT and some other taxes again. Please, pay it to get your purchase since those undue taxes will be reimbursed to you.


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