Momento Mori

My work deals with story telling. I utilize images that are drawn and cast to create a tableau for the viewer. Daguerreotypes and collodion processes deliver a unique one of a kind relationship with the viewer.   Rather than just a recording device the plates have the power to illicit a haunting feeling.   I am intrigued by the “old” processes not as a history lesson but the special way they render imagery and how they can create a notion of being out of time. 

The mirrors of Daguerreotypes create an image whereby the viewer sees the image floating behind their own reflection. This is much like looking into your reflection in a lake and seeing something float below you in the water below. 

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