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Tintype:

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Victoria Will

Portrait photographer Victoria Will uses an archaic process to develop her photos, to amazing effect. Wet collodion sounds like a very unpleasant condition you’d contract on a trip through the Amazon. However, it is, in fact, a means of developing photographs by adding iodide to a solution of cellulose nitrate and coating a glass plate with the mixture. This was the method used to produce tintypes, which is also the name of Will’s series. The process produces photos with exceptional depth and seems to kick up the soulfulness-factor quite a bit.

I think her portraits would be gorgeous even without the special developing technique, but these are truly exceptional. I generally hate photos of myself, but I think I’d be willing to give it a try if I could have one of these wonderful portraits.

All photos are the property of Victoria Will.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Tintype:

  1. That process really makes them look likea they’re really old, too. Stunning.

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  2. These are superb! I love vintage photographs and have a special fondness for tin types. I’m glad to see someone using the process still and doing so to such incredible effect.

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  3. It’s wonderful – you liked a post on my site and now I’ve discovered your corner of the wordpress world! These are beautiful images, thank you for sharing.

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  4. If you like this, have you seen the Camera Truck?

    http://www.cameratruck.net/Site/Landing.html

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  5. Cool photos. Moody is the perfect description.

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