Born 150 Years Too Late

The New York Times has published an article today about John Coffer, 54, a resident of rural Dundee, New York in the Finger Lakes. Coffer lives in a log cabin and takes pictures for a living. What makes his photographs special is that they are tintypes taken with an antique Century Number Four plate camera.

Living without modern conveniences, except for a solar powered computer and log cabin room light, he travels by horse and buggy to Civil War re-enactor gigs. He mixes all his own chemicals in a canvas darkroom.

The article and samples of his remarkable work can be viewed online (free registration) at: www.nytimes.com.

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