Tintype photography portrait of unnamed male African American skateboarder with a beard and dreadlocks by artist Melissa Cacciola.

Tintype Photography Reveals Skateboard Style and Culture

When we think of tintype photography, we think of the edge-fading photographs of Abraham Lincoln or the silvery luminous images of Civil War soldiers. It’s a relic of the 19th century. Tintype photography is an early photographic process where the image is formed onto metal plates treated with silver nitrate, ether, cyanide, and other chemicals […]