THE BEGUILED is in theaters everywhere!
Have you seen The Beguiled yet? The Beguiled is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola, winner of the Best Director award at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.
Check out these tintype photos that were taken on set by Sophie Caretta.
Aren’t these amazing? I would frame these!
How the photos were made
The Collodion process is an early photographic process invented in 1851, an intricate process which requires the photographic material to be coated, sensitized, exposed, and developed within the span of @15 minutes. During the Civil War, it was the only choice for documenting the war and life at that time. Despite its shooting disadvantages and its laborious technique, its aesthetic qualities with imperfections define a mood and style grounded in the historical, physical qualities of photography.
It’s a moving process where anything can happen; scratches, erosion, pitting, stains can appear and/or disappear in a magical way. The interplay among clarity, strangeness, dreaminess, and wildness is the perfect reflection of The Beguiled.
The photographs themselves are tintype (metal plate), 8×10 inches.
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