Alan Partridge

Alan Partridge—a cyanotype experiment.

What I did was cut out various Alan Partridge shapes: hair, face, shirt, jacket and tie. The hair, jacket and tie are cut out of tracing paper, and the face and shirt are cut from thick (300g) paper. Over the hair shape I put some extra slices of paper, and on the glass that holds the whole thing down, I drew lines in the hair, the edge of the lapels, and over the tie.

The thick paper blocks almost all the light, but the tracing paper lets some through, so you can get a toned image. On the best version, I drew in Alan’s facial features with gel pen, biro and pencil.

Based on a screenshot taken from ‘This Time with Alan Partridge’.