A Stone’s Throw | Tintype styled landscape and still-life photography.
This 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 former home.
Several of the images include locations that, though very close to home, I had never been visited before even though i’d lived in that area for over 35 years. 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 were, however, taken using an iPhone and the Hipstamatic photography app.
More details about the Tintype photo process can be found HERE[The images are best viewed with the gallery in full screen mode]