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The Daily Briefs

What Are Tintypes And Why We 🖤 Them.


The fine art of tintype portraits.


What Are Tintypes And Why We 🖤 Them.


When you discover @duchampia making tintypes in the bowels of her basement, you will be forgiven for thinking she is operating a meth lab.  That said, the process is probably just as elaborate and fun for us as the final product.

WHAT IS A TINTYPE?  

During the 1800’s sidewalk photographers would create near instant photographs by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal.  Today they are considered fine art with only a handful of artists able to create them. 


WHY WE LOVE THEM.  

In our opinion @duchampia comes eerily close to capturing a person’s soul with her art.  And nothing compares to the details when you blow them up.  When we see a tintype we see struggle and story, the polar opposite of a typical photo-shopped fashion image. This is why the @duchampia collection spoke directly to Daily Briefs underwear brand. We don’t shy away from the struggle.  We celebrate it through friendship. Tintypes pay homage to friendship - real people dealing with real daily BS and their real friends always in the wings waiting, listening, sharing and caring.

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