Who Is Next?

Who will find my Anthropocene fictional fossils? These fragments of evidence from the Anthropocene Era? What kind of imaginary being will discover my fake fossils? What tools will they use? I decided to start a new series “Sapiens” to answer these questions.  So I photographed real fossil beds at the Dinosaur National Monument in Morrison Colorado near Denver. I used those as backgrounds for still life photographs of the tools a fossil hunter uses. The Sapiens images are ambrotypes – collodion wet-plate images on black glass. We may not know what the next inhabitants of earth will look like but I can imagine the old fashioned tools they might use to unearth my Anthropocene future fossils.