A Daguerreotype is a photographic OBJECT that has weight and presence. There is no way to translate on a computer screen how beautiful these objects are - one must hold them in hand and see the light play upon the silver. They have an almost holographic feel with values and tones changing as one looks at them at different angles.
This is a galley of my work with daguerreotype process. It is a very demanding and labor-intensive technique and I am still striving to perfect my skills, however I do feel very good about how the images below turned out. To get a brief idea of what is involved in making a true mercury-developed daguerreotype image please see a video at the bottom of this page.
Jozlynn, 1/6th plate
Homage to Irving Penn #2, 4x5
Homage to Irving Penn #3, 4x5
Homage to Irving Penn #4, 4x5
Balboa Park 1/6th plate
Still Life with Equipment - Hand Colored 4x5in
Fred, 1/6th plate
View Down Howard St., 1/6th plate
Still Life with Pomegranate, 1/4plate
Robert, 1/6th plate
Still Life with Ambrotype, 1/4 plate
North Park Water Tower, 4x5
Justin, 1/6th plate
Jozlynn, 4x5 2015 Becquerel Daguerreotype