Living by the beach on the Wirral Peninsula, Marianthi is inspired by the ebb and flow of the sea as well as the littoral landscape. Her absolute love of the sea is evident in all of her work .
After a creative crisis in 2016, she changed direction, put down her camera for a while and evolved her cyanotype process, producing amazing prints . We explored the challenges involved in evolving creativity and the importance of failure and embracing it to move forward.
We chat about how she has evolved the cyanotype process to have more of a contemporary twist. She explains how she takes sheets of pre-coated paper on to the beach in a light-sealed bag then uses the movement of the sea and sand to make permanent imprints. Sea water washes the chemicals away and every print is completely unique marking a moment in time!
Following a bookmaking course, Marianthi was excited to find a way of presenting her photographic work which had been languishing on her hard-drive. These bespoke, limited and completely hand-made books contain beautiful images.
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