Tools are as old as humankind, perhaps older. They were crafted and used for survival as well as creating art. Although the design and materials have changed, tools remain an extension of our hands and creativity.
Some of my earliest memories are seeing tools in my father’s workshop. They were in constant use for building and repairing. Some have been used over four generations — my father’s grandfather to his father to him and now me. They are one of my connections to an earlier time.
My tintype images are one of a kind, each made by hand using collodion, a historic photographic process dating to the mid nineteenth century.
“Calipers” 6.5 x 8.5 inch Tintype