Tin de Siecle
“How much does a hipster weigh?” goes the ol’ meme.
“An Instagram,” comes the answer.
So maybe it’s time you posed for a selfie that carries a little bit more weight:
Say hello to The Penumbra Foundation, now offering gorgeous tintype portraits out of their 11,000-square-foot facility on E. 30th St.
You’ve heard of tintype: developed in the 1850s. Popular with Civil War soldiers. Billy the Kid posed for one.
They’re back in vogue – famed shutterbug Victoria Will recently used Penumbra as her basis to shoot a whole gallery of celebs at Sundance.
And now you’re going to get one of your very own.
Penumbra’s a nonprofit dedicated to “offering a complete curriculum from the inception of photography in 1839 to the present digital age.”
They know their stuff.
You’ll watch your portrait develop in Penumbra’s darkroom, transforming into a timeless, patina’d likeness we guarantee is unlike anything in your current photo album.
Call it the anti-Instagram.
Photo credit: Victoria Will
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