These photographs combine the traditional still life subject matter of fruit, vegetables and flowers, with children. Antique photographic processes inspire the technique. First, watercolor paper is coated by hand with liquid silver emulsion. Next, the images are printed in a traditional manner onto the hand-coated paper. The final step involves returning to the darkroom to selectively bleach and tone the prints. Though it is possible to make multiple prints of an image, each print requires many individual steps that vary results and render each print unique.

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Strawberries

Ian's Pansy

Apples

Pear

Peonies

Astilbe

Roses

Poppy

Peas