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Tin Portraits - 1860’s Photography

25 Jan 2014

Caught this in my feed this morning. Some amazing work by photographer Victoria Will. I love William H. Macy and her photograph of him is just gorgeous, hauntingly so.

William H. Macy

Victoria Will/Invision/AP

Tintype photography is a method of creating photos that was popular in the 1860’s and 1870’s.

The photographs were made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion.1

  1. Wikipedia