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.