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.