In a closet-sized darkroom in the back of Photobooth, a tintype portrait studio in San Francisco’s Mission District, Michael Shindler carefully holds a shiny 3-by-5–inch black aluminum plate on the fingertips of one hand. Glass bottles containing yellow- and amber-colored collodion — a mixture of liquid nitrocellulose, ether, and alcohol — are clustered on the countertop. Plastic jugs marked ominously with a hand-drawn skull and crossbones sit underneath.
The Slow Selfie: An Ode to the Tintype and Why It’s Intriguing to People in the Selfie Era —The Magazine
Shared on Feb 13, 2014