These images are of Greek and Roman statuary at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at the Getty Villa, Malibu. They are produced as both tintypes (using a wet collodion process developed in the 1850’s) and as pigment prints.
Evanescent moments of connection between the observer and these simultaneously remote and familiar objects are explored. The statues are referred to as individuals, as people—breathing, looking, –engaged with something or someone specific. The interplay between images contains certain narrative suggestions. The portraits are mysterious, but nonetheless present and complex; as substantial, knowable, and yet distant as any photographic subject.