“American Tintype:” Harry Taylor and the Lost Art of the Photographer.

Photographer Harry Taylor uses the 19th century tintype photography technique. Tintype photographs are made by creating a direct positive on a sheet of iron metal that is blackened by painting, lacquering or enameling. 

“American Tintype” is a short film about Taylor and the lost art of tintype.

In the world of digital photography where everyone is a photographer, it is nice to step back and see how true artists still create art.

“There is just something different about holding still for about holding still for a 10, 20 second exposure to where you are reading the thoughts of someone. There’s more of their thoughts that come through—there’s more depth.” Taylor says in the film. 

American Tintype from Matt Morris Films on Vimeo.

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