I visited Penumbra’s tintype photo studio yesterday to do some wet plate tests for an upcoming portrait shoot. Daniel was working at the studio and kindly offered to pose for my light tests. This picture is an 8x10 tintype, shot with a Sommerville Petzval lens. The amazing sharpness and clarity of detail, which wet plate is so capable of, but so rarely explored these days, was achieved with strobes.
At the Fralin Museum of Art in Charlottesville, VA Looking At The New West, curated by William Wylie. http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/exhibition/looking-at-the-new-west/#
photo courtesy of Christa Blackwood