As a photographer, I’m naturally drawn to portraiture. I believe it’s a perfect collaboration between my vision and what the sitter portrays. Whenever I have the opportunity to take a person’s photo, I look for ways to capture a story in frame because a well-executed portrait can offer insight and create intrigue into the person’s character.

Within the last few years I have started to experiment with the wet plate collodion process. This process dates back to the 1850s where it was first introduced. It is a process that requires tin, glass or photographic medium to be coated, sensitized, exposed and developed within about fifteen minutes. If working in the field it requires a portable darkroom for development. Though the overall experience can be inconvenient and cumbersome, the results are second to none. With time I have embraced both possibilities and limitations associated with the wet plate collodion process.

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