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Celebrity Photos With A Twist

A photographer has left digital photography behind and has embraced an old photography technique for photographing the stars of our screens.

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Victoria Will photo shoot


A photographer at the Sundance Film Festival switched digital for analogue and as a result, has produced a series of celebrity portraits like no others captured at the annual event. 

In an interview with Profoto, Victoria Will explains why she switched from a DSLR to a Graflex Super D camera to produce tintypes rather than digital image files. Victoria said: “What I love about the process is how raw it is. We live in an age of glossy magazines and overly retouched skin. But there is no lying with tintypes. You can’t get rid of a few wrinkles in Photoshop.”

Tintypes aren't the easiest of photos to capture and usually require your subject to be still for quite a long period of time. However, Victoria used a huge amount of light, 9600Ws to be precise, to reduce the amount of time each star would have to remain still for. 

To learn more about the process behind the photos, take a look at Profoto's behind-the-scenes video here: 

(Via My Modern Net & Profoto

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