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Watch as a Tintype Portrait of Adam Savage is Made on Stage, From Start to Finish


Tested recently put on a show at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. One of the presentations was by local photographer Michael Shindler, who specializes in wet plate collodion photography.

In the 12-minute video above, Shindler transforms the theater into a studio and darkroom, introducing the live audience to this 19th-century photography process by creating a large-format tintype portrait of Adam Savage (the co-host of Mythbusters).

Here’s a still frame showing the portrait that was created in front of a live audience:


You can find more of Shindler’s beautiful tintype photography in the gallery on his website.