Saturday, April 30, 2011

Portrait of the Photographer

The Battle of Selma reenactment is this weekend, and I was pleased to snap a digital portrait of a 19th Century photographer! Wendell Decker of Bowling Green, Ky., takes "tintype" photographs, technically known as ferrotypes (produced on iron, not tin) just as they were developed back in the 1800s. It's a very exact art that produces pictures that will last hundreds of years and could be scanned and enlarged to any size without loss of detail. 

3 comments:

Halcyon said...

Great portrait!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

what a difference from today!

Kathleen said...

Great photo.