Revealing Character: Texas Tintypes by Robb Kendrick

Revealing Character: Texas Tintypes by Robb Kendrick


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Revealing Character: Texas Tintypes by Robb Kendrick by Robb Kendrick

America's first major contribution to the art of photography, whcih dates back to the heyday of the cattle drives (1850-1880), tintypes went on to become the country's favorite portrait format. A tedious and unforgiving method of photography that requires patience and commitment from both the subject and the photographer, posing for a tintype requires more time than modern point-and-shoot photography, and instructions must be followed carefully or the photograph will be ruined. The tintypes-eighty-five in all-are showcased and are accompanied by field notes that provide a look at each individual and his or her dedication to the cowboy way of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931721578
Publisher: Bright Sky Press
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Robb Kendrick is a photographer who works for Audubon, National Geographic, Life, Smithsonian, and Sports Illustrated. He also photographs advertising campaigns for such clients as Texas Tourism, Eddie Bauer, and Frost Bank.

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