Photography has been used since its advent as a tool for indexing. The photographs presented before you are a product of that history. These photographs are a camera-less exploration of the object as well as the medium of photography. The Cliche-Verre, to me, is quite literally Nature as the Negative. The items are placed directly onto a 4×5 or 8×10 glass plate. Using the color enlarger, I project the specimen onto 8×10 color film, RA-4 Color paper or Polaroid film capturing the image. By enlarging the item it allows us to look closer at details not seen by the naked eye. These images to me comment on both Darwinism and photography’s ability to index.

The Plant, Fish, Feathers and Founding Fathers are all created using the Cliche-Verre Process.