In an effort to prevent the misrepresentation of my contemporary work as original, this page has been added to help those in the collecting community. As with every kind of art, there are those with black hearts who would for the sake of their own personal profit misrepresent, or even blatantly forge it.
In my endeavor to keep the 19th Century art of collodion photography alive, I have been successful in creating images virtually identical to the artists of that time. This is very satisfying to me on the one hand, but on the other, it has caused me great concern.
In the past few of years, these two images have been sold at auction as original. The man in the images unknowingly traded them to a scoundrel who removed my signature and passed them off as originals. One of these images was recognized by a friend who is familiar with my work and became suspicious.
Here are some ways my work can be detected from the originals they so closely imitate:
1. The japanning on my plates is solid black on both sides since I dip them.
2. My name and a date will be scratched in the finish on the back.
3. A jug, book or whiskey bottle with my name on them, frequently appear in my photos.