In this day and age, photographs are disposable. Anyone nowadays has a camera, whether it’s in the form of a terrifying brick with countless buttons and heavy glass in front of it, or a skinny slate that fits in their pocket. Photographs are everywhere and everyone believes they have the best method. There isn’t necessarily a problem with this, but as humans evolve in their medium, they realize that their work becomes as disposable as the medium itself. That’s why we shoot analog and practice alternative processes, more specifically the wet plate process.
We shoot wet plates because there is no second shot at them. It takes an immense amount of determination and discipline to create a masterpiece in just one shot, and we do exactly that. Sure, we can shoot digital, but there’s a genuine human connection you’ve never before felt prior to holding a permanent, metallic version of that. You can’t let go of something that isn’t mindless, yet to us, it’s magic every time.
We take man-hours, materials, chemicals into consideration all because we know there’s a genuine difference in the outcome. We produce work that’s not a result of instant gratification. It’s simply not part of this disposable era.
I was born in 1990, a native of Denver, Colorado. In 2015, I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a BA consisting of three majors: Photography, Drawing, and Japanese Studies.
After graduating, I’ve been involved with many artistic endeavors such as showing in galleries extensively, becoming an ambassador for THE BIG PICTURE and The Month of Photography: Denver. Mastering different forms of analog photography, alternative processes, and teaching photography abroad are all just to name a few. I continue to find myself growing and having several different encounters that shape and change my life. While learning from them as I go is a part of my method. I live my life through my photographs and real life experiences with strangers and friends alike.
I was born in 1990 in Longmont, Colorado.
Growing up I heard stories from my dad about him as a kid growing up in Mexico and getting into photography. That planted the seed for what I do now.
In 2010 I became very interested in photography and explored the field of stereo photography by designing my own stereo rigs and starting Ditto3D. Ultimately I started shooting analog in order to better my photography skills and have never looked back.