Joni Sternbach takes contemporary portraits of surfers using 19th-century photographic processes in her ongoing series, “SurfLand.”
The photos are one-of-a-kind tintypes made with a large-format camera using a wet-plate collodion process, one made popular in the Untied States in Civil War–era photography. While the process can inspire nostalgia, Sternbach said she is more interested in bringing the process into the present day than mimicking the aesthetic of the past.
"I wasn’t interested in recreating something that had already occurred in the history of photography. I was more interested in creating a new topic of conversation about how can we use the materials and information from the history of photography to make new and wonderful images that we haven’t seen before," Sternbach said.
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April 1, 1962: Following her arrival in Los Angeles, Janet Leigh tells a press conference of a black eye – her right eye – received when she was knocked unconscious in a bathroom fall in her New York hotel.
Photo credit: Bill Murphy / Los Angeles Times
Eadweard J. Muybridge, pioneer of motion photography and Google Doodle recipient, was so unique that he couldn’t stick with his given name, Edward. And that was long before the days of Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) and Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta).
The English photographer was an original whose stunning accomplishments were dimmed — at least for a time — by sordid, bloody happenings in his personal life…
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Photo credit: Eadweard Muybridge / SFMOMA
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Santas converge on Hollywood bar scene for SantaCon 2011: As part of a worldwide event, a local St. Nick’s contingent joins the holiday pub crawl in full regalia.
Photo: A SantaCon reveler at a Hollywood bar. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times
Some 14,345 Chinese participants attempt to set a new Guinness World Record as they gather for a bath at a hot spring in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality on Sunday. The former world record was 10,121 people having a hot spring bath at the same time in China’s Hubei province.
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Los Angeles resident Chanel Tapper can claim the state’s longest tongue, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Photo credit: Ryan Schude / Guinness Book of World Records