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Tintype Revival



Tin Type

TINTYPE REVIVAL

One of the oldest photographic processes makes an unlikely return

by Jason Kruppa (excerpted from the Summer 2013 print issue)

The era of instagram and smartphones has given us endless filters and Hipstamatic effects, but there remains a steady and growing interest in supposedly obsolete analog photography techniques. Transparencies and Polaroid-type instant film continues to persist, and the popularity of cheap plastic Holga cameras, prized for their technical unpredictability, has increased in the past decade. As technology advances and makes photo creation easier—and therefore less meaningful as a practice—photographers and consumers alike are being drawn to image-making that requires more hands-on involvement, with less “perfect” results.
in the midst of this trend, the 160-year-old tintype process, which …SUBSCRIBE for the full articleTin Type Process

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