Monday 11 July 2011

My own tintype

I love collecting old photographs. Having one made of you is even cooler! I took a course in university on experimental photography procedures where I made copper etchings. I always wanted to make a tintype, but the supplies and chemicals needed made it seem unattainable.

While wandering the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition last weekend we came across the Tintype Studio booth. I couldn't resist jumping at the chance to have my own tintype portrait taken. When else would we have the chance?

They use modern strobes so there is no waiting for long exposures. You get the same results without the waiting!

Our tintype drying over a flame.

And here it is - our piece of history! 

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