Secret Florida is an imagined archive of queer histories lost to time. Working with found photographs and media, as well as my own, I visualize an LGBTQ past that has been hidden from view. I am interested, not in photographs as materializations of memory, but in the "memory" of physical substrates themselves. Making anachronistic portraits from alternative film formats, I rework the surfaces of images through both analog and digital processes. The aesthetic effects are meant to emulate the queer archive—personal stories both lost in time and timeless, unable to be dated by any era, seemingly discarded and rediscovered. Collaging becomes a process of piecing together that history. My artistic process and materials reflect my subject matter, with the act of assembling an archive becoming the creation of a performative identity that has been denied by history. Put differently, Secret Florida is itself a process of queering the archive.