Making photographs is a long process for me. I start by taking photos, either with film or digitally. If I shoot digitally, I print a large format negative to work with. I always start the process with conventional photographic negatives of some type (either color and black & white) and then I incorporate Xerox copies and transparencies, digital scans, pinhole cameras, pages from books, and any objects through which light can pass. I assemble my images as negatives on acetate (most times layering multiple sheets). To arrive at a final composite image I make contact prints on conventional black & white gelatin silver paper. Sometimes I scan the transparent constructions to capture a digital image. From these files I produce C-prints, gelatin silver, or ink jet prints. In the process I use no Photoshop to create the images. So, the preparation to make one final image can take months.