Last year at the annual Sundance Film Festival, photographer Victoria Will left her DSLR at home and decided to try something a little different when photographing the celebrities in attendance. Setting up shop with her old Graflex Super D, she created a set of portraits of actors, comedians, and musicians from all across the event. Here are the beautiful results.
Will has created quite the established career having been a staff photographer for the New York Post and shot commercial and editorial portraiture for magazines worldwide. Her work with the Associated Press, the New York Times, and Vogue is an ode to her obvious talents and creativity that have carried her well beyond average and into the path of extraordinary.
The idea here was simple, to set out and create something unique and captivating that creatives alike could appreciate, though the path was not so easy. The best part about shooting tintype is the raw and extreme detail in the final image, making it impossible to retouch in Photoshop as many of us are used to today. Keeping the images as close to original as possible, we have a set of photos that builds upon the personality and culture from Sundance and brings life to each character portrayed. Check out 17 of the many shots from the series below.