I love history. Since I was a child I have consumed its many stories like sustenance. During the past 20 years, I have traveled extensively to see places and artifacts connected with the people who I had come to love through the research and writing of historians.
In the 1990s, I began collecting Victorian mourning jewelry and early photography. At some point in the 2000s, I decided to write a book about my mourning collection, which is forthcoming, but I also wanted a place where I could make public my ongoing research into other aspects of my photography and mourning/sentimental jewelry collection. This is that place. I hope you enjoy it.
My favorite picture of myself as the adventurer, taken in May 1986 in the ruins of Dunollie Castle in Oban, on the west coast of Scotland. It was the seat of the MacDougalls, the Lords of Lorne, who once owned a third of Scotland.