I started photographing my family in their reenacting attire when I was in high school. A Junior in college I have this notion that my work has evolved, yet looking back on my work from five years ago, I see more similarities then differences. Here are some of those images…
indianchild.jpg laurenpocket.jpg momlaurenmaritime.jpg momti.jpg nativeti.jpg nativewoman.jpg youngsarajesse.jpg

My first year in college, I was still required to photograph in black and white (well at least for the first three weeks) and I had an editorial assignment to shoot, and it just so happened that it was assigned to me the week of the Grand Encampment at Fort Ticonderoga two summers ago. Attending the event I decided to “kill two birds with one stone” and photographed my assignment at the event. The fabulous members of Herricks along with other living history family members helped me out by participating. Here are some of those images…
cory.jpg ed.jpg jenchicken.jpg kiel.jpg kielcloseup.jpg laurenstairs.jpg mightyniagara.jpg momandtomti.jpg scott.jpg

While at RIT I wandered away from my living history portraits and started focusing my work on anti-smoking themes. This past quarter however I found myself photographing my family again back home in their reenacting attire for a Gender Identity assignment. I decided to photograph these images in color negative with my medium format camera. Even though I will always love the quality of a black and white photograph, by photographing the reenacting garments and accessories in color you are not losing an ounce of detail. Here are some of those images…
jessefrench.jpg momandsara.jpg momandtom.jpg saracarrots.jpg tom.jpg

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