All That Was Left Behind – Cyanotype Prints
All That Was Left Behind
The train leaves
The whole station goes
And how simple I am
waiting for you
I am standing next to this train
I leaned against the fence of the station. (Qaisar Aminpour)
Throughout life, we always leave pieces, willingly or unwillingly, and never return to them. Without imagining their fate after leaving. We leave things, memories, and sometimes places in an abandoned corner forever. They whisper in our ears that we might come back and pick them up, but usually the sound of the road inviter is louder, leaving a memory of a temporary distraction or forgetfulness, a corner of the house or an inn.
And so we all have small and big Left in here or there that we sometimes forget and sometimes stay in the corner of our memories forever in the hope that one day we will go for them.
This series was photographed by both analog and digital media and then printed by the cyanotype process. The use of the cyanotype process, which is a monotonous and old-fashioned process, has revived the overall concept of the collection, as this process, like the photo shoot, has been somewhat forgotten. It is unfamiliar to new photographers and is not applicable to most of the old ones.
Also, the blue color that is the color of the process corresponds to the photographer’s idea in his inspirations. It is said that blue is a symbol of purity and innocence and in this sense in many Religious images have been used. Blue is also used to describe the coldness of sadness, which is consistent with the feelings of the Lefts . Another belief about the color blue is the display of truth that comes from the color of the sky.