Growing up I learned family and family history is important. That is part of what drew me to photography. With photographs it captures who the people are, what their culture is, and so much more. It is a visual history. You can look at an image of you and your family and be transported back in time. That is what I do, capture the images for the families.
I don’t just take digital family photos though. I like to use historical processes like cyanotype, and tin type to make the images unique. I accomplish this by using my large format film camera as well as my digital camera and digital techniques. I like to experiment with techniques and use watercolor paper, tin, and pastels.
My work right now is expanding more into the different techniques I can use to make imagery. Last winter I started working with tintypes and this spring I have been experimenting with colorizing them.