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Three Tintype Masters

Three Tintype Masters

As much as I used to love woking in the darkroom, there isn’t much chance I could deal with the nasty chemistry involved with creating a wet plate colloidian.  Speaking just for myself, those strong chemical vapors filling my lungs along with the watery, itchy eyes would take all the creative enjoyment out of it for me.  For photographers like Harry Taylor,  there is nothing like it.  Bravo; my hat is off to you!


Exquisitely shot “American Tintype” is a short documentary portrait of Harry Taylor, a wet plate photographer living in Wilmington, NC.  Currently in post-production, Matt Morris shot it on two Canon 5D mkII cameras with a variety of lenses: Mostly 50mm f1.2 (and 70-200 f2.8 for part of the interview), 50mm f2.5 macro for the close ups, and occasional use of 16-35, 24-70, and 24mm f1.4.  A beautiful little short film, about a very dedicated photography purist.


American Tintype from Matt Morris Films on Vimeo.


Director | Producer | Cinematographer | Editor: Matt Morris
Featuring: Harry Taylor
Executive Producers: David Ford | Mary Pergola Parent | Stu Pollard
Production Sound: Benedict Fancy
Sound Designer: Casey Langfelder
Sound Mixer: Scott R. Lewis
Composer: Hanan Townshend
Music Engineer: Kelly Donnelly
Musicians: Hanan Townshend | James Gradone
Colorist: Andrew Francis
DI Producer (EFilm): Mike Dillon
DI Assistant Producer (EFilm): Brandie Konopasek
Title Design & Photographic Treatments: Method Design
Title Designer: Kaya Thomas


Chuck Jones

Digital Media Producer, Photographer, Video Storyteller, Cinemagraph Master. Only Semi-Reformed Hippy. Managing Editor of http://TheCameraForum.Com

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