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January 27, 2014

Tintypes in the 21st Century


Using a 19th century photography process called wet-plate collodion,
Michael Shindler creates arresting tintype portraits of anyone who happens to wander into his studio Photobooth. Located on Valencia Street in San Francisco, Photobooth is the world's only tintype portrait studio.... Each tintype is prepared by hand to create a single exposure. The image is then processed immediately so the subject can walk out the door with their photograph. Each plate is unique and only one copy of the image exists, which makes sitting for a tintype portrait a very special and rewarding experience. - My Modern Metropolis

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 27, 2014 9:34 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz looks okay from the right angle, I guess.

Posted by: Jason in KT at January 27, 2014 9:57 AM

is that who that is? Can I make love to her hair?

Posted by: bgarrett at January 27, 2014 12:31 PM

And if you are astoundingly lovely like that freckled lass, any pic works.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 27, 2014 12:47 PM

Jason: she never looked like that. NEVER.

Posted by: Fat Man at January 28, 2014 5:31 PM

What a WONDERFUL idea! I wonder if he'd be interested in franchises?

Posted by: Grumpus at January 28, 2014 6:13 PM

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