My gallery of early photography, is what I consider to be a self-documentation of an art form that refuses to sink below honesty. What I enjoy about photography is that it brings a glimpse into a moment of what the eye may see at any given time. However, what I love about it, is that it makes that moment infinite. When it comes to the early stages of photography, I like to see what people admired in their time. I also like to think that the photographs bring a better sense of raw emotion in the portraits of this time period. I think that is because they were the first generation to experience this medium, not like our modern generation that is obsessed with Facebook "selfies" and looking perfect for the camera. Whether it is true or not, I feel a greater sense of honesty with these photographs. I also appreciate the hard work it took to take a photograph using glass plating and making a print in the darkroom during the early days, as opposed to the current generation of photographers who only need to "point and click" and then edit onto a computer program. This ability to do the hard work shows a greater love and devotion for photography, which I strongly admire. For me, its excellent to see the raw emotion coming from portraits, or even just photos of people in general, from a different time period. Its like they are staring at you trying to communicate the pains of their lives to a viewer from a different time. I chose the name visions, because many of the photos I chose here seem like visions from a dream, whether it be a fantasy or a nightmare. A good example of these are Moonlight: The Pond & She Never Told Her Love. Both have elements that I consider to be surreal or dreamlike, whether these elements be quite subtle or obvious.