Otherworldly Tintype Landscapes by Rashod Taylor

2013-10-23

When he’s not doing commercial portraiture and fashion photography work, Rashod Taylor tinkers around with tintypes and the wet plate collodion process. While typically used for alternative portrait photography, the Illinois-based portrait and fashion photographer has also taken some beautiful landscape photos with this old yet still impressive photographic process.

Wet plate collodion may be an archaic photographic process, but there’s no stopping artists and creative minds of the present to tinker around with it. Illinois-based portrait and fashion photographer Rashod Taylor is one of them, taking impressive and soulful portrait tintypes when he’s not doing commercial photography work. Aside from one-of-a-kind portraits, Taylor has also taken a handful of monochrome landscape snaps that seem to have been taken from dreamworlds. Take a look:

Understandably, working with such an old process will be a totally different experience for anyone used to today’s modern techniques, but Taylor says he has learned to live and shoot with the challenges that come with it. “Though the overall experience can be inconvenient and cumbersome, the results are second to none. With time I have embraced both possibilities and limitations associated with the wet plate collodion process,” he told Escape Into Life.

If you liked these tintype landscapes by Rashod Taylor, we have some more wet plate goodness for you check out:

Photographer Makes Tintypes Out of Old, Rusty Cans
Enormous Tintype Camera Can Shoot Analog Version of Gigapixel Photos
Eric Omori and His Weekend Warriors
Impressive Large Format Travel Photos by Lisa Elmaleh
Dan Carrillo's Beautiful Wet Plate Portraits
The Living Tin: Motion Pictures Using Tintypes
Matt Morris: Documentary Filmmaker and Photographer Interview

Visit "Rashod Taylor’s Website, Tumblr, and Facebook to see more of his works.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-10-23 #lifestyle #landscapes #analogue-lifestyle #tintype #landscape-photography #rashod-taylor #wet-collodion-process

We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!

More Interesting Articles