I have begun taking photographs on aluminum sheets using a historical photographic process. Commonly referred to as tintypes, the photographs are made on a wet plate (in my current work, aluminum) that has been prepared with a light-sensitive solution. This is the second oldest method of photography, having been developed in the 1850s. In a lot of ways, it democratized photographs, making them an affordable option for many more people. Traveling photographers would set up portable darkrooms, mix chemicals, and take original, one-of-a-kind photographs that still last to this day.
I’m excited to explore this process more. Here are a few of my first alumitypes.