Studying the history of photography, I was fascinated by the fact that photographs can be exposed onto metal plates while being capable of retaining the highest clarity for hundreds of years. I started my researches on the process and entered a brand new world of alternative process photography. After collecting a few Petzval lenses, a Deardorff 8*10, Century 5*7 and many other antique parts, I was able to start a mini-lab in my garage making portrait plates for people. I am still in progress of mastering the technique to produce stronger works. The process has taught me to slow down and think before I take any shot, and also to understand that each shot, while constructed carefully, will have a much stronger impact on its viewer.