Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,477   Posts: 1,542,654   Online: 802
      
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 42
  1. #21

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    USA
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    1,286
    Images
    2
    I'm guilty. Not of making tintypes, but of making dry plates and liking them when they came out blotchy, blemishy, smeared, ragged, awful. It was fun and I'd do it again.
    Nice work. You have a very talented computer.

  2. #22
    jp498's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Owls Head ME
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,467
    Images
    74
    I don't mind imperfections as a viewer/owner. As a photographer I could understand them being maddening in some situations, like where the imperfection gets in the way. I'm no perfectionist and happy little blemishes are just as happy as happy little trees.

    The celeb tintypes suck because the subjects look uninterested/bored in their poses. Same pose and lighting like school pictures, but less connection between the photographer and subject. Probably the photographer was overwhelmed by the work rather than considering the portrait.
    Last edited by jp498; 02-04-2014 at 10:11 PM. Click to view previous post history.

  3. #23

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    920
    Maintaining the fiction that old=crap is reassuring on many levels. It feeds complacency.

    Thanks to Hipstamatic, and similar software, the expectations of the viewers of the items are that there will be a mess 'because it's analogue work'. Reconfirming that perfection is apparently only now achievable, and effortlessly, serves to emphasise the total superiority of digital-artists to everything that has gone before . . . <--[possible sarcasm, oops.] Or maybe I'm just feeling grumpy today.

  4. #24
    Klainmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Santa Fe, NM
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    1,493
    Images
    30
    It's all just further proving the digital minds right: film and traditional methods are dirty and imperfect.

    Quick, go get the newest DSLR!
    K.S. Klain

  5. #25

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    local
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    16,265
    Blog Entries
    4
    Images
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    I'm guilty. Not of making tintypes, but of making dry plates and liking them when they came out blotchy, blemishy, smeared, ragged, awful. It was fun and I'd do it again.


    me too !
    but then again, i think there's no such think as perfect anyways ..
    silver magnets, trickle tanks sold
    artwork often times sold for charity
    PM me for details

  6. #26
    omaha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    362
    Images
    6
    I'd speculate that, 125 years ago, if a tintype came out like the PSH example from Sundance, the photographer would have tossed it in the bin, and told the customer "sorry, we have to do it again". So in that way all the duds are lost to history, and only the keepers survive.

    I'd also speculate that a metaphysically perfect tintype, produced today, would have comparatively little appeal to the celebrity crowd.

    The fact that the process is so hit and miss, a fact that is proven by the high(ish) proportion of "duds", is part of its appeal. In 2014, there is just nothing impressive about taking a perfectly focused, perfectly exposed, perfectly white-balanced, razor-sharp photograph. Any fool with a smart phone can do that.

    That's why there was a tintype booth at Sundance in the first place. It gives the pretty, plastic, celebrity people a feeling of authenticity. I can see how that would be very meaningful to people who live inside such an artificial bubble.

    People who take the craft seriously make a fair point that the work could have been done much better, but they are pursuing an entirely different aesthetic.

  7. #27

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ogden, Utah USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,058
    i see another thread where a lot of folks are saying how the tintype of hoffman captured him perfectly, showing the struggle and conflict and blah blah blah ...

    IN RETROSPECT, yeah, it does all that. But what if the guy were a comedian, a guy known for his sunny disposition, a guy famous for being a lover of all that is bright and cheerful, had no secret troubles at all, and what if it was a guy who'd never, ever, died from a heroin overdose?

    Then I suspect folks would look at that tintype and say "Uh, can we do another one?"

    If the artist is happy with them, fine, it's her work. I decline to criticize.

    On the other hand, there's someone here who's posting tag line is "Actually, my pictures are a lot better than they look." When you have to tell folks that, and you aren't joking, it's time to up your game.

  8. #28

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    wonderful new jersey
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    102
    No I scrapped them or gave them away. But the question was raised whether they were trying to get this look on purpose or it happened accidentally

  9. #29
    wildbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Grand Rapids
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,411
    Images
    140
    Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
    I just looked at the photos and they are junk. They might just as well have taken the photos with an iPhone and processed them with the Hipstamatic Tintype SnapPak application.
    Maybe they were shot on a phone and we'll find out about that later on. There's an app for everything.
    www.vinnywalsh.com

    I know what I want but I just don't know how to go about gettin' it.-Hendrix

  10. #30

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    local
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    16,265
    Blog Entries
    4
    Images
    42
    LOL

    this thread is the essence of analog photography

    too many haters
    Last edited by jnanian; 02-05-2014 at 08:23 PM. Click to view previous post history.

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin