Tuesday, March 16, 2010


For my tintype project, I am going to shoot a series of portraits. I will use an assortment of people from different backgrounds and lifestyles (Middle Eastern, Gay, Christian, Jew, Black, etc.) and portray them displaying something very obviously stereotypical according to their demographic, but at the same time, doing something that serves to contradict the idea. For example, the Middle Eastern girl will wear a head scarf, but will be done up in makeup, in a provocative pose. I'm going to try and make them really beautiful, but very honest at the same time.


  1. I know you'll do this project right. It has the possibility of turning out cheesy and overly comical, but I envision this being more fashion-like in the sense of seriousness and thinking back to the last project. I can't find the correct words at the moment, but I like this idea and I can't wait for the final product.

  2. Very fashion oriented, nice. Lots of pre-production so have fun..... It will be an interesting set of images more because they will be printed on metal through this tintype process.
    Curious to see the final outcome.