New Directions

These photographs are selected examples of new ideas I’ve been exploring. Most of them show familiar household objects. The last six photos are composite images that feature antique cabinet cards–or their smaller variants known as cartes de visite. Portraits of this type were popular from the mid 19th through the early 20th century. I’ve collected many such cards, some of which date back to the 1860s. I like giving the photographers and their sitters a new look–and a new audience–more than a century after the original portraits were made.

 

Images 01 and 18-21 represented in group exhibitions at the 1650 Gallery (Family Band: winner, Best-of-Show), Center for Fine Art Photography, Darkroom Gallery, and Southeast Center for Photography.