30 individual lith prints, 16x16 inches each (not all pictured)
Of the many functions of photography and the camera, the purest is their ability to simply record, document, and preserve. There is something very intimate and ceremonial about cataloguing the evidence of these lives--the shells of an existence--especially through a process that requires time, patience, and focus. This photographic ritual honors creatures that in life are so powerful and vital, but in death so incredibly fragile.
All images are silver gelatin prints, created from wet plate collodion glass plates.