"The Fading Fleet"
Please describe what drove your creativity:
Created on location using the wetplate collodion era process, 'The Fading Fleet' depicts a contemporary scene of dilapidated piers in south San Francisco Bay. The process requires a mobile darkroom setup, large format cameras, and meticulous hand work. I love using this 'pre-analog' historical/alternative process in conjunction with state of the art digital scanners and technology. The files are enormous, which requires constant backup on my G Drives.
Please describe how you will use the prize if you win:
The prize money will directly fund creating the rest of this series of original plates.