Amy Heller | Cyanotypist Positive Amy Heller | Mannequin Legs, cyanotypes on fabric, 6 x 6 inches



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Amy Heller is an award-winning photographer and her photos have been exhibited and published internationally. She received a B.F.A. in Studio Art/Design from Hampshire College and an M.F.A. in Photography from The George Washington University. As a Photo Editor/Researcher, Amy has worked for Microsoft, The Newseum, Discovery Channel, The Washington Post, National Geographic and U.S. News & World Report. Prior to her photographic work she was an Exhibit Specialist at The National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian and The Library of Congress. She has visited Cape Cod since she was a little girl and moved here in 2003 from Washington, DC with her husband. You can see more of her artwork at

Artist’s Statement

Amy prints cyanotype photographs on fabric, a non-traditional surface. Her first cyanotypes were printed on paper using UV light. Amy photographs a variety of subjects and uses either negatives or makes photograms where objects are placed directly on the fabric. Amy sensitizes the fabric, exposes it to sunlight, then rinses it and the image appears on the surface. Amy loves the dichotomy between using 21st century technology (digital negatives), while at the same time employing a 19th century method of sensitizing a surface (cyanotype).