Work > Blue Angles

Riley the Girl
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Venus
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Auntie Herion
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Frida
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
4.5 x 3.5"
2018
Mick Douche
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Wanda Screw
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Yolo Ono
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Quinn
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Andi
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Butch Queen
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Tiffany
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
J for Pay
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Krissy Feet Face
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Patience Darling
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Sigourney
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
MeleeMcQueen
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Kat Sass
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Hanky Punk
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Travis
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Tiffany
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Krissy Korpus
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Talia
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
4.5 x 3.5"
2018
Phantazma
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
Kelly Boner
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018
WIllie La Que
ambrotype on black glass ( one of a kind)
3.5 x 4.5"
2018

Blue Angel, a series of collodion-based portraits made in collaboration with the culturally diverse drag (Queen & King) community in Chicago. The work is manifested in one of a kind ambrotypes on black glass and a limited edition of salt prints. Blue Angels is concerned with questions about the lack of visual representation of LGBTQ+ persons from the 19th century.

I have used wet-plate photography as the medium for a conversation regarding representation in the Victorian era because it was popular image making technology of the time, and is central to communicating a rich and multi layered history of queer community. Blue Angels has given me the opportunity in investigate a history of the late 19th century, creating a unique body of wet-plate images that can tell an alternative story about inclusion.