“The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.”
For my my photo-essay book, "Battlefields of Honor: American Civil War Reenactors," published by Merrell Publishers, I photographed reenactments in California, Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Missouri. I also photographed American Civil War reenactments in England where English, French, Swedish, Italian, Irish, Scottish, German and Americans on holiday, recreate battles such as Gettysburg and Shiloh. I worked in 35mm black and white and color negitive film, along with the wet plate collodion photography process, the same 19th century process used by Civil War photographers such as Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and Timothy O' Sullivan. While the Civil War stills stirs emotions, I found the reenacting community to be warm, friendly and dedicated to honoring history. To find out more click on the book/film navigational link to the left.