Inspired by Sally Mann’s work Ambrotypes, this has become an ongoing project that I’ve fallen in love with.

While Mann focused on self portraits in her series, I decided to focus on photographing friends and complete strangers with a close and intimate composition. I asked each subject to think of an emotion and proceeded from there. Due to financial limitations I opted to work entirely with digital images, which loses the uniqueness of the collodion process but allowed me to experiment and play in the creative space without breaking the bank.