In Contact, created during a recent residency at Rayko Photo Center, the work is a distillation of the location where it was shot, created, and exhibited. Photographic detritus- dead photographic paper, glassine, and broken glass from framing all make their way into the work, as well as other elements ancillary to the site- black velvet, plexi-glass pedestals, or darkroom light fixtures. These are articles of utility, display, and preservation, and usually invisible or on the periphery. The gelatin silver prints were printed from digital negatives- so each piece has made contact with all departments of this location: the digital lab, the darkroom, and the gallery where they were finally exhibited.