In a phenomenal blend of historical and modern photo techniques, New York-based photographer Victoria Will has created a series of extraordinary vintage portraits of actors and other celebrities that she took at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Thespians at the famous indie film festival lined up to have their photos taken with the tintype method, which was used in the second half of the 19th century and involves developing photos with chemicals by hand in 8 or less minutes after being shot.

I have to use an incredible amount of light,” Wills explained in a video about the photoshoot. “Most daguerrotypes and tintypes that you’ve seen historically were daylight and people were sitting still 6, 8, 15 minutes, and I obviously don’t have that kind of time.” She used so much light in her photoshoot that each photo took only a fraction of a second!

Take a look at her stunning work…

Patrick Wilson

Vincent Cassel

James Franco

James Marsden

Kristen Wiig

Spike Lee

Chloe Rose

Jack Black


Hugo Weaving

Lena Dunham

Bob Odenkirk

Kevin Bacon

Leslie Bibb

Jason Segel

Lisa Kudrow

Jason Momoa

Ewan McGregor

Jason Schwartzman

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