29 May 2013

Photographer Creates Portraits On Discarded Film Canisters

We’ve featured the tintype photography of David Emmit Adams before, but his ‘36 Exposures’ project puts a new twist on tintype photographs.

The photos in ‘36 Exposures’ were created on 35mm film canisters by students in his “Introduction To Photography” class.

The canisters were cut, flattened and then used as a metal base for the collodion tintype portraits of his students.

He felt that the medium and process used in this project illustrated his “fascination with the evolving nature of photography, representation, and culture.”

Adams also created a mahogany display case to house the photographs and to explore and reinterpret the “history of photographic display”.

[via PetaPixel]