A few weeks ago was our city’s annual fall festival—the Loblolly Festival (it’s a pine tree species—our town was put on the map because of the great lumber barons that settled it). I’ve recently become friends with Michael N. Foster, a very talented tintype photographer from up north in Oxford, and somehow convinced him to come to the festival to shoot portraits for the day. And I’m so glad he did! Sitting for new Lucky Luxe headshots and seeing the process from start to finish, the wet plate developing, the chemical washes, the timing, it was kind of a miracle. If you ever have the opportunity to have a tintype photo taken, please do! It was like stepping into a time machine and coming out on the other side much prettier and cooler than you actually are in real life. Which is always good for the morale, isn’t it?
Click here to see more of Michael’s beautiful work.