Personal Study Essays

The necessity of a long exposure forces the sitter to remain still, and whilst the scene as a whole is constructed (the deliberately placed elements leading to a sense of performance) his face must remain relaxed and motionless, offering a blank expression which is unable to perform.

My practical work is underpinned by the Tintype’s ability to reveal a great deal of depth in a portrait.

Ultimately I want to better understand how the Tintype process is able to achieve this and how it aids an accurate representation of the subject.

Ed Drew – Image Analysis Drew’s use of tintypes – a photographic technique common place in conflicts such as the American Civil War – in Afghanistan, creates an eerie feeling of ghost like figures.

The standard issue M9 Beretta holstered across his chest is the remnants of its ‘6 shooters’ ancestor; their m4s are the replacements of Winchester rifles and APCS the modern day pack-horses.

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