This Shop Offers Timeless Tintype Photographs In 20 Minutes

Photobooth is an unassuming storefront in San Francisco's Mission District that provides a unique service you probably won't find at your local portrait studio. Unless your local portrait studio is from 150 years ago.

This short doc produced by Cool Hunting Video brings us the goods from Photobooth's proprietor and co-founder, Michael Shindler on the tintype process and why people are drawn to photographic processes of the past.

The striking thing is that you can visit the shop and walk out with a unique plate portrait in only 20 minutes. Photobooth also houses a gallery space where visitors can swoon over the anachronistic images while they wait. Instagram? Please. This is history. [Vimeo via Cool Hunting]

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