American Tintype

Year
2012
Country
USA
Duration:
4 mins

Overview

Tintype was one of the first “instant” forms of photography that allowed images to be developed quickly and inexpensively. The process was popular at fairs around the time of the Civil War, so it preceded the modern-day Instagram by over 150 years. Harry Taylor, who learned tintype as a way to keep his mind distracted during a family tragedy, says, “The perfection that you get with digital is so easy, you can’t help but take it for granted.” So he decided to go old school.

Production Team

Director
Matt Morris

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2013 Mountainfilm Festival.