Michigan-based photographer Robert Shimmin demonstrates tin type photography, a technique popular during the American Civil War. Watch the video below to find out more about the antiquated method which Shimmin calls "a little bit like cooking and a little bit like alchemy."
Hastings, MI based photographer Robert Shimmin, specializes in tin type photography, a nearly extinct process that’s technically referred to as “wet plate collodion.”
Invented in the 1850s, the process requires glass or tin plates that are developed on location. Shimmin uses his own homemade large format cameras and a portable darkroom.
The slow process that he calls “a little bit like cooking and a little bit like alchemy” was most commonly used during the Civil War by soldiers who wanted photographs of loved ones to hold on to during the battle.
Shimmin is part of the museum’s ongoing exhibit, “Remember Me: Civil War Portraits,” which marks the Sesquicentennial (150th year) of the American Civil War. On display until June 17, 2012 are more than 30 photographs of southwest Michigan men who fought in the war.
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