The Unknown Portraitist


General Photography

When Fraction Magazine asked me whether I wanted to put a show together for their site, I agreed, and it didn’t take long for me to come up with something. It took me a little bit longer to decide about not using my original idea and, instead, to do something entirely different. Something maybe a bit surprising, especially in the light of the kind of photography you typically see here. My show, just unveiled, is called The Unknown Portraitist, and it features tintype portraiture from my own collection, taken by unknown photographers.

BTW, on the laptop computer I’m writing this post on (set to a screen resolution of 1680 by 1050 pixels) the sizes of the (vertical) images on the screen correspond to the actual image sizes. If you can match the screen resolution on your computer you’ll almost have the experience of seeing the objects themselves (the images are a little more than two by three inches each).