This year Victoria Will decided to photograph the stars at Sundance Film Festival with Tintype Photography with fantastic results.
Victoria Will has been shooting the starts at the Sundance Film Festival for five years, this year however she decided to shake things up. Instead of her usual DSLR she decided to opt for a good old Graflex Super D camera, and replace the digital images with aluminium tintypes. The result, beautiful!
If you don’t know what a tintype is; it’s a photograph, made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes were most popular during the 1860s and 1870s, but lesser use of the medium persisted into the early 20th century and it has been revived as a novelty in the 21st.
Out of interest, we decided to include a little video to show you how a tintype image is actually made – enjoy!