Kevin made up his mind to use the ‘old dead bride’ solution to create a tintype metal plate portrait on me. The name came from a formula used by morticians taking photos of the deceased, one last time.
Carefully spreading ODB solution
Then making sure it is evenly distributed
He carefully spread the two-weeks old yellowish orange concoction from a tall pour bottle. It’s Cadmium Bromide content is typically used in the manufacturing of photographic film, engraving and lithography.
Back in the days it’s a ‘poof’ and smoking flash
Not your typical viewfinder
Once the photograph has been exposed to light, it is taken back into the darkroom and developed. The development process takes around 20 seconds and can be shorter or longer depending on exposure and brightness of the subject.
The Dark Room
This dark room used to be a well-lit with a wide open window
The dark room contains red light in order for light sensitive materials to not be exposed to any unwanted light.