Modern Tintypes?


Almost exactly a year ago Michael Shindler did something a little crazy, based on his months of learning the Wet-Plate Collodion process, invented in the 1850’s, he opened the world’s only tintype portrait studio Photobooth in San Francisco, CA.  In our current time of IPhones and megapixels surely this was career suicide. Right? Wrong. Since opening he has had 3,500 clients to sit for the amazing portraits and will be celebrating his 1 year anniversary on August 24th. :He has recently posted some of his favorites on Behance and shared more exclusive ones with Colossal where these images and info were found. Colossal added this interesting side note “UPDATE: As it turns out Shindler had a run-in with a famous dog last week. Photographer Theron Humphrey stopped in with his dog Maddie and she was quickly immortalized in the tintype portrait (seen at the bottom”. So awesome.”

I love it when art worlds collide.   pb


3 Responses to “Modern Tintypes?”

  1. 1 Jeni Johnson

    Pixlr is a great app for creating this type of photograph.

  2. Wow. This is fantastic!!! Love it…

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