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The Tintype Photographer Who Works Out of a 1938 Harley-Davidson Sidecar

One year ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Rob Gibson is a tintype photographer who works in what he calls “the world's fastest darkroom.” After photographing vintage motorcycle and car events, he develops his tintypes in a 1938 Harley-Davidson sidecar that he zooms around with.
“I do wet plate collodion photography, the same process that was done in the 1860s that requires coating a glass or tin photographic plate sensitizing it, rushing it to the camera, making the exposure, rushing it back to the darkroom and developing it before it dries out,” Gibson tells PetaPixel. “This process was done from the 1850s up into the 1880s when...
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