Lustrous Luminaries

Lustrous Luminaries portrays a cross-section of our vibrant arts and culture community here in Richmond through untraditional portraits in a historically relevant photo process. The method embodies how the arts community embraces our city’s historic significance while still opening ourselves to new ideas, possibilities, and growth. The portraits in this series are artists, organizers, or supporters that I have had personal interactions with or greatly admire. For each portrait, I aimed to capture the essence of each individual’s character while relating it to their contributions to the art world. I am captivated by the pure physicality of creating these life-sized photogram cyanotypes. Its methodology comprises, science, engineering, planning, collaboration, composition, spontaneity, and chance. It truly embodies all the things I love about making art.