1860s-Style Portraits of the Stars at Sundance

Kristen Stewart

Every year, some extraordinary photographs and moments happen at The Sundance Film Festival. Photographer Victoria Will is no stranger to them, having covered the Festival for the past four years. In the past, Will has created straightforward (and stunning) photographs of celebrities in attendance, but this year, she decided to try something new—and also incredibly challenging:

“A year ago I had my tin type portrait made at the Photoville festival in Brooklyn by the Penumbra Foundation,” says Will, “and since that moment I have been intrigued by wet plate work, you might even say obsessed. I am fascinated by the slow process, the finicky nature of the chemistry, and the beauty in each unpredictable result. There is something really special in each wet plate being one of a kind. It’s incredibly honest.”

Including photos of Kristen Stewart, Anna Kendrick, Jason Momoa, Elijah Wood and Phillip Seymour Hoffman

To see the rest of the photos Victoria Will took click here.

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