PHOTOBOOTH + SELF EDGE Giant Tintype Shoot

San Francisco, CA

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Self Edge and Photobooth, the world's greatest (and pretty much only) tintype studio, join forces for a one-night event.

Photobooth co-founder Michael Shindler will be shooting larger-than-life 14x17 tintypes, using a giant camera built in Photobooth's Valencia Street basement. Tintype is a photographic process from the 19th century that tends to make everyone look like either a convict or a silent film star, which we think is perfect for the crew from Self Edge, the ultimate authority in fine selvedge and Japanese denim.

So save the date for an evening photo shoot with booze and music, fine fashion, and the most detailed photography you will ever see -- shot and developed in front of your eyes.

Some nerdy details about Photobooth's one-of-a-kind giant camera:

  • It makes giant tintypes that are 14x17 inches!
  • The camera is about 4 feet long, and built using new materials and components scavenged from an industrial salvage yard.
  • It can also be used with 14x17 sheet film. 
  • The lens has a 480mm focal length, which produces a slightly wide-angle effect on a 14x17 format.
  • The camera can reach beyond a 1:1 magnification ratio, meaning a face can be larger than life-size on the finished tintype
  • Photobooth's tintypes are made on aluminum plates that are .025" (1/40 inch) thick.
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