Photography | Environmental Portrait
Back in my senior year of college, I participated in a View Camera class and learned to shoot and process 4 x 5 negatives using a Tachihara Field Camera. It was such a unique experience and I felt a personal connection using an older photo process. The ability to take a traditional technique and demonstrate it in today’s tech savvy world made me think about traditions in other areas; for me it was traditions on my family farm and the people behind it. Since I have always been eager to shoot countryside farms and families, I created a series of environmental photographs of family members in their “natural environment” doing what they do by tradition: maple sugaring, chicken raising, and tractor refurbishing and collecting.