Whenever you look at vintage photographs taken using old methods, there's always a certain haunting quality about them. The life captured is so still, the eyes always seem so dark. It's almost joyless. Photographer Victoria Will wanted to see how old photographs would translate with modern people so she used an 1860's era method of photography called tintype to capture celebrities today. It's fantastic.

DesignTAXI pointed us to her work and Will photographed these celebrities at Sundance 2014 using a thin sheet of iron coated with dark lacquer. The results are gorgeous and makes our movie stars look like they've time traveled.

You can see her whole series TINTYPES here.

Some photographs don't look as old school. It depends on what they're wearing, I guess.


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