A Stone’s Throw | Tintype styled landscape and still-life photography.
This photography project uses a coloured tintype visual style and explores local roads and fields. All of the images were shot within two miles of my former home in North Yorkshire.
Close to Home
Several of the images include locations that, though very close to home, I’d never 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 1860s and 1870s.
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]