Encaustic photography is an archival method that involves the application of layers of beeswax and damar resin upon a substrate such as a wooden panel. Upon the panel, one can apply photographs, layers of wax, pigments, paints, inks, thin papers, encaustic paint, and image transfers. Layer upon layer of wax and artistic techniques are built up, with each layer being fused together as the process continues. Wax can be applied in smooth, translucent layers or textured for desired effects. Areas can be more or less hidden within the wax. Encaustic photography is a fascinating technique that is highly creative and pushes the boundaries of photographic images into a painterly realm. Within this realm, one can push the narrative of the image even further.