This work explores the process of stitching together the roots of familial history, identity, and origin. Through the use of the historical wet plate collodion process, and an archive of found
familial photographs and imagery, this work sheds light on genetic and non-genetic histories,
and the ways in which they survive the passage of time through the archive, insidiously
breaching generational divisions.
Ambrotypes were made by enlarging archival family photos from original 35mm slides, and printing them onto opaque black glass plates via the wet plate collodion process. Collodion negative plates were also made by printing onto clear glass, and were then used to create large scale traditional silver gelatin prints.
Glass plate originals and archival silver gelatin prints are available for sale.