Living History Reenactments:
For many years I’ve been photographing at living history events. Currently my main focus is events covering the American Revolutionary War, though from time to time I come across American Civil War themed venues and am slowly building up a body of that work. Locations of reenactment events I tend to cover vary throughout New England, beginning in the spring and culminating for the year in the fall. This ongoing project began as personal work shot on film and still continues in this medium. Presenting the work thus far has been through making darkroom prints on silver gelatin fiber paper. I think as the project evolves I can see transitioning to larger film formats and perhaps making Bromoils and VanDyke prints.
Another project I am engaged with is photographing Pow Wows. I find myself working with both 35mm black and white film and digital for color. Still in an early stage, I look forward to finding where the work itself wants to go. I’m drawn to the dancers and the relationship between them, the beat of the drum and the spiritual energy that one can’t help but feel. It is palpable and profound.