(session 12 March, 2021)
"So thankful for Michael Boatright because he made me this wonderful gift for my mother for Mother’s Day!! She absolutely LOVED IT!!! Please go see Michael for any of your portrait needs. He’s the best around!"
Christina Herd first learned about Michael Boatright Photography when she was a student at Georgia Tech (my alma mater). She was the Archivist/Historian for DramaTech Theatre (the oldest continually running theatre company in the Southeast) in 2014 when I first began doing editorial/archival photography for their performances.
She went on to become President of the club and after Graduation from Georgia Tech, entered Law School, planning to become an arbitration mediator.
The image was captured on a 4”x5” negative using an 1930’s vintage Graflex Graphic View Camera, developed in studio, and then printed using a 125 year-old process known as Van Dyke Brown Printing, also in studio, so that Christina could give to her mom a very unique gift for Mother’s Day.
We also did some personal branding photos, both digitally and on film for her social media and future in law arbitration.
For the past few years, I have been offering Legacy Film Portraits. These portraits are unique and long lasting. While many software packages today try to simulate the look of a film portrait, there is nothing like the real thing. Even more special are prints made using alternative processes such as this one was--each time the negative is printed, the resulting print is totally unique, and no two prints from the same negative will ever be exactly the same.