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Instead Of Photographing Hollywood Stars With DSLR, Artist Uses Vintage Tintype Camera
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Instead Of Photographing Hollywood Stars With DSLR, Artist Uses Vintage Tintype Camera

In a phenomenal blend of historical and modern photography techniques, New York-based photographer Victoria Will has created a series of extraordinary vintage photos of actors and other popular celebrities that she took at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Thespians at the famous indie film festival lined up to have their black and white photos taken with the tintype method, which was used in the second half of the 19th century and involves developing photos with chemicals by hand in 8 or fewer minutes after being shot.

I have to use an incredible amount of light,” Wills explained in a video about the vintage photography technique. “Most daguerreotypes and tintypes that you’ve seen historically were daylight and people were sitting still 6, 8, 15 minutes, and I obviously don’t have that kind of time.” She used so much light in her photoshoot that each beautiful photo took only a fraction of a second!

More info: victoriawill.com | Instagram | Twitter (h/t: petapixel, demilked)

Bob Odenkirk, Breaking Bad

Kevin Bacon, X-Men: First Class

Leslie Bibb, Iron Man

Jason Segel, How I Met Your Mother

Lisa Kudrow, Friends

Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones, Conan: The Barbarian

Ewan McGregor, Star Wars

Jason Schwartzman, Grand Budapest Hotel

Zachary Quinto, Star Trek

Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids

Patrick Wilson, The Conjuring

Vincent Cassel, Black Swan

James Franco, The Interview

James Marsden, X-Men

Spike Lee, Director, Malcolm X, 25th Hour

Chloe Rose, Degrassi

Jack Black, Nacho Libre

Slash, Guns’n’Roses

Hugo Weaving, Matrix, Lord of the Rings

Lena Dunham, Girls

Watch the video to see behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot!

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Annie
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7 years ago

No photoshopping! For once the subjects look natural rather than perfect dummies. Brilliant.

ShannaElizabeth
Community Member
7 years ago

Now this is art! Stunning. Abundance of character. I miss the darkroom!

PeggyWestmoreland
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7 years ago

I didn't know this old technique showed so much detail. This must explain the old adage; the camera doesn't lie!

LizKoppert
Community Member
6 years ago

Me neither! Fascinating!

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Annie
Community Member
7 years ago

No photoshopping! For once the subjects look natural rather than perfect dummies. Brilliant.

ShannaElizabeth
Community Member
7 years ago

Now this is art! Stunning. Abundance of character. I miss the darkroom!

PeggyWestmoreland
Community Member
7 years ago

I didn't know this old technique showed so much detail. This must explain the old adage; the camera doesn't lie!

LizKoppert
Community Member
6 years ago

Me neither! Fascinating!

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