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Repost: Tintype

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Victoria Will

5/14/16: 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!

8 thoughts on “Repost: Tintype

  1. I do understand art is art but to me these look sad even with a smile.

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  2. This post was interesting but I would not try this myself. I spend a lot of money and time with photographs and I want them to be as realistic as possible. I don’t use PhotoShop or any of the others to adjust my photos. They are what they are out of the camera and a few out of my cell phone. They are what I see. They are my memories. Hal

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  3. I totally remember this post because I remember being struck by the vintage look of the images while the subjects are more dynamic than in the 19th century.

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  4. She is George Will’s daughter

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