In a phenomenal blend of historical and modern photo techniques, New York-based photographer Victoria Will has created a series of extraordinary vintage portraits of actors and other celebrities that she took at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Thespians at the famous indie film festival lined up to have their 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 less minutes after being shot.
“I have to use an incredible amount of light,” Wills explained in a video about the photoshoot. “Most daguerrotypes 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 photo took only a fraction of a second!
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
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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