A Stone’s Throw | Tintype styled landscape and still-life photography.
The photography project uses a coloured tintype visual style and explores the local roads and fields around the North Yorkshire countryside, with the images shot within two miles of my home. Several of the images include locations that, even though very close to home, have never been visited before. The phrase ‘a stone’s throw’ refers to the short distances involved.
The tintype photo process, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, dates back to the Victorian era, being at its most popular during the 1860′s and 1870′s. The original Victorian process used several highly toxic ingredients including potassium cyanide as a fixer. These images, however, were taken using an iPhone and the Hipstamatic photography app.
More details about the Tintype photo process can be found HERE