I specialize in alternative photography which are antique printing processes primarily from the 1800's.
I live and work in the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, Crested Butte. As a photographer, I am nearly obsessed with finding and documenting as many of the flower population as is humanly possible. It is not a scientific exploration, it's more like a shopping trip for me; searching for each flower at that moment when the light is stunning, and then making my purchase. It seems wasteful to buy them all for myself, when I could share them with the world and attach a message of respect for nature's commodities.
I will hike, trek, and climb mountains and crawl around on the ground looking for, and shooting fresh flowers, hand print them and deliver them to you. It is not only my goal to capture these indigenous flowers, but also to draw attention to the value of natural beauty and the need for it's preservation.
My process is shooting digitally, critically editing, and then making digital negatives in order to print in various processes from the early 1800's. These processes produce a variety of colors and styles that bring a unique perspective to each of my subjects.
The image above is called "Paradise Divide Reflections", it is one of my favorite places to elevate myself, approximately 11,000 feet above sea level. The image is printed in a process from 1842, called Cyanotype. The fragile rice paper crinkles giving it more texture and a light tea toning brings out the dramatic details in the highlights. These are the types of decisions that are yet to be made regarding the images in my proposed Wild Flower Capital Documentation series. In order to showcase how special and unique each flower is, I plan to print each flower in the alternative process or combination of alternative processes that best suits that flower. I will be using all UV light processes, Cyanotypes, Argyrotypes, Van Dyke Browns, and perhaps I will have to employ a new process for a particularly finicky flower. Along with the process, I’d like to keep the sizes, paper types, and printing method solely with what works best for each image, with your blessing of course!
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pledged of $7,500 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 19, 2012.
Mar 20, 2012 - Apr 19, 2012 (30 days)
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You will receive two "orphan" prints. These are essentially seconds that are not frameable for the gallery. They are still really nice and I sell hundreds of these a year.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Small unmatted print. They range in size. Either a 5x5 square or 4x6 landscape. These retail for about $40.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Matted 4x6 or unmatted 8x10. These retail in our gallery for $60 - $80.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Matted 8x10 or unmatted 12x16.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Matted 12x16 or unmatted panoramic. These are amazing at this size!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Tastefully framed 4x6 (framed size varies, but approximately 8x10). These retail for $200 in the gallery.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Two framed pieces (4x6) and one unframed print.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
Framed panoramic. Approximately 7x20 unframed and 12x24 framed.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Two framed 8x10's and two framed 4x6's.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Large panoramic framed and small print framed. Panoramic is approx 13x30 unframed and 18x36 framed.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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6 Large framed pieces and 6 unframed. $3,000 value.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012