The Portals Series
Through out time the role of the gatekeeper has been incorporated into our myths and stories. Doors and windows have become the gateways of the in-between. The role of the gatekeeper in mythology ranges from being the guardians of knowledge, a guide between one realm and another or the sentinels that stand on the thresholds of change. As we move through the in-between, with the changes that make up our lives, we pass by these guardians from an unknown time.
The antique tintype process used in these images reinforces the timeless nature or the sense of enduring time that these gatekeepers hold. The process yields these dark and mysterious figures as they continue to stand watch.
Taken in Lacoste, France Fall 2011