Photographs are as much about scent, sound and feel as they are about seeing. It is the environment that draws me in and makes me want to photograph. The smell of a smoldering fire, the sound of a bee that nearly missed my ear and the wrinkles on an aging tree. For this reason I have always felt that photography and the act of photographing is a process that starts not with the camera, but by being absorbed by my surroundings. The wet plate collodion process has unfastened my views of photographing. It has allowed me to slow down and consume my subject with emotion.  With the delicate meditative wet plate process, I want to draw out the beauty of the world that has engulfed me. Photographing affords me the time to live with my subject and to appreciate her beauty on her terms. I want to give her a soft voice.

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