Tin Gypsy Project's Profile
The Tin Gypsy is a traveling photographic darkroom and laboratory built out of a 1961 vintage travel trailer. I rescued and rehabilitated the trailer and retrofitted the Gypsy as a mobile darkroom, specially designed for the practice of antique photographic techniques. I am most interested in the salt printing and wet-plate collodion processes. I make my own photographic emulsions from scratch and all of my prints and tintype creations are handmade and one of a kind.
I find my inspiration from the historical origins of photography and it's earliest practitioners, who were equal parts mad scientist, adventurer and artist. Working with large- format cameras that are 60-90 years old and using antiquarian photographic processes is an incredibly enjoyable way to make images. I love moving the knobs and bellows on the camera to focus, pouring the emulsion on the aluminum plates, putting salt prints out in the sunshine to develop and,...
- Joined September 14, 2011