By
Cecilia Díaz Betz
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In last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Elizabeth Griffin from Elle magazine had an original idea: to make a photographic series in collaboration with Penumbra Foundation depicting celebrities who attended the festival to show a different side of the Hollywood celebrity without posing or wearing perfect outfits on the red carpet.

 The photographs were taken with tintypes, a photographic ancient technique of S XIX

To accomplish such a feat and find that differentiating trait, the photographs were taken with tintypes, and that’s where the Penumbra Foundation comes into play. Tintypes is an ancient photographic technique from the 19th century by which the image is created is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. This technique allows obtaining the photograph in a few minutes. The photos were the work of Victoria Will, an expert in this technique, and the result is a series of almost magical portraits of Hollywood celebrities with a more human—and vintage—halo. Some of the celebrities portrayed are Lena DunhamSpike JonzeJennifer ConnellyKevin Bacon and Nick Nolte.