Fritz Horstman [*1978 · US]. Folded Cyanotype, 2018.

Cyanotype print on paper. 21 + 3 E.A.

I have applied a folding pattern to cyanotype–treated paper and then set it in the sun at such an angle that the folds create shadows. When developed, the areas that were shadows become white, while the areas that were struck by direct sun become blue. Paper folding was important facet of the Bauhaus Preliminary Course, teaching students a sensitivity to the potentials and limitations of a material. Photography was never formally taught at the Bauhaus, but was present in the work of instructors like Josef Albers and László Moholy-Nagy. I have brought paper folding and photography together in such a way that each informs the potential of the other.

800 € net