Sunday, March 13, 2011

first digital tintype

I received the first test of my digital tintypes from "the Last Farmers of southeast Indiana" photo series. Printed on aluminum, these photos are as close as I can come to reproducing a tintype (ferrotype) digitally. The matte surface seems to be more successful than glossy and I'll probably try to 'blacken' the back of the surface to give them a more aged look. This portrait is Mark Kilborn, photographed at the Laughery Valley Ag Co-Op in Dillsboro. Mark has been working at feed mills in Dearborn County since he was 17. So far I have photographed three of the older farmers in the county, including Marvin Cutter, Loren Huddleston and Earl Dawson.

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