I recieved my MFA from Mills college Oakland, California in 1998 and soon there after began doing commercial work In San Francisco. In 2005 I relocated to Columbus Ohio and took a break from photography freelanceing for Victoria's Secret Creative department Opening stores all over the US. in 2010 I relocated to Portland Oregon. In June of 2011 I started seriously shooting the wet plate collodion process . This is currently my preferred medium. The process dates back to the 1850's and each image is a one of a kind plate made on 4x5, 8x10, or 11x14 inch aluminum or glass.
I use both modern and vintage view cameras with a mix of period lenses that date from the 1850's to the 1930's. The process is costly, time consuming and often frustrating. Each plate takes about 25 minutes to create, but the results when successful are cathartic and satisfying. I shoot in my studio and on location.
I am mostly interested in doing unconventional victorian fashion as well as nudes and portraits. I welcome collaboration and concept exchanges with models. Throw an idea my way and we can work from there. Please note: Unless we already have a pre-arranged deal, all shoots will be time for scans of the best images. Traveling models please contact me about this.
I am currently a little backed up on requests right now so it may take a few weeks for us to work together. I apologize to those whom I have not yet worked with. I am currently represented by Ampersand gallery in Portland.
http://www.ampersandvintage.com/Ampersa … _2012.html
I will be having a another show at ampersand in early 2014. There will be a book to accompany it.
I have just started making Platinum Palladium prints from Collodion glass negatives.
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