16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
This tintype was taken and made to be apart of a series I am currently working on. I am photographing family, friends, and loved ones with visual undertones of religion. My relationship with religion is complex and has very much diminished over the past years. But being raised with a Catholic background has planted the church’s imagery deep into my mind. I photograph these people because they are whom I hold my faith in. I believe the intimacy of the wet plate process shows the love I have for these individuals. This process feels like a religious practice to me.
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