Inside the tintype darkroom with Tampa portrait photographer Joseph Gamble

Tampa portrait photographer Joseph Gamble invited me into his tintype studio and darkroom. He is working on a blended memento mori vanitas project. Using a nineteenth-century tintype photographic process, Joseph is exploring modern notions of glamour through the context of mortality. I brought my Sony RX-1 to capture a few images of the process. The first two images show elements of Joseph's darkroom process. The third image is my vision of the circus of glamour and mortality as I found it in the studio. You can see more of Joseph's tintype project here. Joseph Gamble processing tintypes

Joseph Gamble's tintype portrait of me rinses in the water bath.

Mannequin parts in the studio.

I study philosophy and social theory at the University of South Florida. I am also a photographer, map lover and sometimes poet.