Shooting Tintype Portraits at the Sundance Film Festival

Screenshot taken from the video

Screenshot taken from the video

Photographer Victoria Will shot Tintype portraits at this year’s Sundance Film Festival; and Profoto was able to capture what was going on behind the scenes. Victoria starts out by talking about how tough Tintype shooting is and how the images need to be prepped shot and developed within a couple of minutes while everything is still wet. A photographic emulsion layer is put onto a piece of tin, photographically exposed and then brought back to the darkroom for development.

Victoria talks about how actors love the collaborative experience with the photographer more than just taking directions and so when Victoria shows the celebrities some of her favorite images, they begin to get new ideas and the creative freedom just flows.

The process is also shown in the video in addition to lots of the absolutely beautiful images. The video is after the jump.

Via Profoto Blog