*This is the final version of the book. THe photographs are the same as my other "Natural History" listing but this book includes copyright information.*
Natural history museums began as cabinets of curiosities. To gather material, a scientist would go into the field. His only options of recording what he had seen were to either draw it or kill it. If he chose the later, specimens were sent to the taxidermist.
When I am in a museum, I act as a taxidermist. I am preserving the animals through photography. I use my camera to look into their eyes and give a small amount of life back to them.
I use the POP (printing-out paper) process because it is a historical process and yields rich detail and subtle tone. It is a perfect match for my subject matter: old, yet timeless. In my final presentation, the square format and wooden frames reference early display cases.