Thursday, February 6, 2014

Powerful Portraits

Elijah Wood

William H. Macy

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Phillip Seymour Hoffman

INSPIRATION 2014 #36: I think I saw the photo of William H. Macy on Pinterest ~ which led me to the rest of these contemporary portraits taken using a wet plate process. These images are called tintypes and this kind of photograph was taken in the 1860's. Victoria Will is a contemporary photographer who has become obsessed with this process ~ this led her to create this rather eerie collection of portraits taken at the Sundance Film Festival. Especially haunting is the portrait of Phillip Seymour Hoffman as it is a recent photo. The photos above are my favorites as the poses seem most in keeping with the tintypes of the past.

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