Mettle: a person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.
To me the LGBTQIA community is the definition of mettle. Mettle (2019) is a collection of portraits that celebrate the resilience and beauty of my community.
Genesiss with Brooklyn Bridge, Ambrotype, 2019
Basil by the waterfront, Ambrotype, 2019