This project connects alternative photography and code art by creating cyanotype image on garment and textiles by maskless laser exposure. Cyanotype image can be formed on garments made with natural fibres by a DIY laser machine. This maskless optical exposure process also brings the possibilities to produce large prints on sewed garments, fragile substrates and slightly uneven surfaces.
This project has won the selected work title of Youfab Global Award in 2015, and has been selected as the top 50 selected work of Youfab, top 10 selected works of Reshape 2019. It also won the first prize of Reshape 19 and a digital fabrication prize of Rome Fashion Week in Altaroma 2020, presentec by Fondazione Mondo Digitale. It was another laser dye project “If Time Was Wearable and Foldable”, collaborated with a fashion designer Yiyu Chen and photographer Bo-Lin Lo. Yiyu Chen designed the garment with a special pattern in square shape, to experiment with the optical property of laser dye which is able to print on textile with origami alike structure.