Purge through the skin.
Something was missing from my portraits.
I wasn’t satisfied with black and white paper prints.
The bodies were too distant in black and white. Too cold.
When I discovered 19th techniques such as cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, salted paper or albumen, I found the warmth, harshness, softness, lightness, and frailty missing in my portraits.
Using a handmade cotton paper, which absorbs these chemicals unevenly, I did not have control over how or where the image would be formed.
That freedom gave me the depth and the mystery I wanted for the portraits.
I found the skin and the bodies I was looking for.