Black_friday_en
Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:
My first tintypes, (very roughly) inspired by Alice in Wonderland

My first tintypes, (very roughly) inspired by Alice in Wonderland

4x5 Dry-Plate Tintype, taken with a Graflex Crown Graphic. This obviously is a digital shot but I included it because I think the plate itself is part of the charming aesthetics of tintpyes and it cannot be scanned properly. For those of you who might be wondering what this actually is: this is a tinplate, clothed dark and covered with a sensitive photo emulsion. The plate is then put into a plate carrier (in my case an average film holder for my large format camera) and exposed, then developed. Basically inspired by the way they used to do it in the "olden days"; when no photo paper was around, only dry-plates (and before that wet plates). This is a dry plate, meaning you coat the plate with the emulsion and let it dry BEFORE you expose it as opposed to exposing and developing when still wet (like with the famous wet plate collodion process).

laurasulilly Taken by laurasulilly with a Graflex Crown Graphic loaded with Rockland Tintype Kit film in Berlin, Germany. This photo can also be found in the album Tintypes.

8 comments

  1. rik041

    rik041

    tolle arbeit

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  2. laurasulilly

    laurasulilly

    @rik041: danke dir! langsam krieg' ich raus, wie das funktioniert :)

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  3. rik041

    rik041

    ich findet, dass dies seht schwierig sein muss

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  4. laurasulilly

    laurasulilly

    @rik041: stimmt, das ist es auch :)

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  5. wafflesaurus

    wafflesaurus

    will auch!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  6. laurasulilly

    laurasulilly

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  7. michelangelo

    michelangelo

    Sooo great!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  8. laurasulilly

    laurasulilly

    @michelangelo: Thank you! :)

    over 1 year ago · report as spam