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.