MOMENTO is a collection of human experiences and the technological dreams triggered by our cameras. With each camera is a story told by its owner. The cameras were photographed using 19th century glass plate negatives, emphasizing how quickly the technology of past image-making has been made antique. The cameras capture our experience in mere fractions of seconds, but the cameras themselves endure to reflect the technology and aspirations of their eras. The memories we connect to the cameras are significant, sentimental and cherished. The cameras themselves evoke memories of meaningful moments in our lives that are as vivid and vital as the pictures they captured.
Each camera was photographed using the wet-plate collodion process on glass negatives and tintype aluminum. The owner of the camera provided a story to accompany the photograph and was given a tintype of their camera in return. The book was designed using Adobe InDesign and printed as a print-on-demand book by Createspace.com (now Kindle Direct Publishing.) The glass plate collodion negatives were contact printed on 8″x10″ silver-gelatin paper in limited editions. Each negative has been scanned for digital editions, enlargements, and reproduction.
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- 4.25″x5.5″ Collodion Wet-Plate on Glass and Aluminum – edition of 1
- Limited edition 8″x10″ Silver-Gelatin contact prints
- Limited edition enlarged Digital Pigment Prints
The original images are available as unique objects (edition of 1) and all images have been scanned at high resolution and available as enlarged limited edition digital prints.