The studio is a study in contrast. On the outside it is an 1885 brick carriage house with a slate roof built around a courtyard for hitching up the horses and carriages. You pass through the gate under a great brick arch with a sculpted horse head into the gracious garden space with a magnificent cherry tree, lawn and flowers.

Entering the glistening white workspace with high ceilings you find a modern studio transported from SoHo – New York. First impression is that this is a sophisticated digital imaging shop. Multiple workstations with large dual monitors, scanners and a 44 inch wide digital printer frame the shooting area. The studio is equipped with a high speed fiber optic connection to the internet. There is also a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer.

There is a modern darkroom with black and white and color printing equipment, including an Ilfochrome color print processor. The big studio stand holds large format 4×5 and 8×10 film cameras, and digital cameras. When you look more closely you’ll discover racks of glass plates, bottles of strange chemistry and equipment for 19th century collodion glass plate photography.