All Thar Was Left Behind- Cyanotype
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 inviter road is louder, leaving a memory of a temporary distraction or forgetfulness, a corner of the house or an inn.
This series was photographed by both analog and digital Cameras 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 blue color is the display of truth that comes from the color of the sky.
“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”
― Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon