It’s the mid-19th century and you’ve just developed a new, faster and cheaper method of taking photographs. What else are you going to do but take photos of beautiful and talented ladies?
Tintype changed photography by making the whole process from preparing the plate through to the producing the final photograph for a customer much quicker and more cheaply than previous techniques. It brought portraiture to the masses. You can read all about the Tintype over at Wikipedia here.
So what we have here must be images of a woman from the latter half of the 1800s that looks spookily like Kathryn Morris.
Or, they are new images created using exactly the same methods used back then, and the results photographed using modern top end, high resolution digital cameras. More November 2012 than 1912. It’s probably that last one The photos certain create a very different and interesting look compared to most modern digital, and even pre-digital film cameras. A fascinating view of Kathryn I’m sure you’ll agree.
Clearly they are 4 more in the set that included the image used by the Silver Lake Juice bar to illustrate the testimonial given by Kathryn, as I reported on back in February. Hasn’t the year gone by quickly?
The photographer is Kari Orvik, a Canadian living and working in San Francisco, who specialises in Tintypes. She works with the the Photobooth SF company supplying Tintype photos for events. You can see more of Kari’s work on her website.
You probably saw versions of these photos on the newly populated Official KM website, after I posted about it yesterday. Today we have added 4 large images to the KM UK Gallery.
I’m not sure it gets better than that.
Day 4 of Kathryn’s time at the Sundance Film Festival (22 April 2007, day 5 of the festival) was devoid of “lounges”, première or screenings. She did, however, do an interview for the website IndependentFilm.com at the ESPN Sports Zone bar on Main Street in Park City. Kathryn spoke to Corey Boutilier about Resurrecting The Champ which premièred earlier in the week. You can see a small video of the interview on the IndependentFilm website.
We don’t see Kathryn reach for the glass on the bar until the end of the video but you do get the impression that there was some imbibing before the cameras rolled. She’s in a fun and rather flirty mood
Watch the video and you’ll see a series of camera flashes as a photographer takes some still shots as the interview takes place. The man wielding the camera is John Mazlish.
Not only has John kindly allow KM UK to post the photo seen with the video and on his own website, he has also very generously given us two additional photos from the set. These are previously unseen so are something of an exclusive to KM UK. I’m sure you’ll agree that John has done a wonderful job of capturing Kathryn’s natural beauty with the vivid colours and sharpness of the images. I don’t think John can take credit for the smile though
I struggled a bit with how to classify these photos. It wasn’t really a public appearance, or an interview, despite an interview taking place, so I’ve gone with “photoshoot”. John gets his own album in the Photoshoot section of the KM UK Gallery. See all three fantastic photos in the Gallery.
Huge thanks to John to taking such great photos and allowing us to showcase them here. You can see more of John Mazlish’s work on his website HERE.
The recent reveal of the possible official Twitter account for Kathryn have gave us a new photo of her we hadn’t seen before.
Leading the pack again, KM UK can bring you 4 large sized images from the same photoshoot. The one you’ve all seen and three new images . All of them fantastic! For now I am going to call them the Official KM Photoshoot.
Beyond the fact that the photoshoot appears to have taken place on the 16th of April 2010 little is known about it at this stage. However, that date ties in exactly with makeup artist Carlene K‘s Tweet from then about doing a photoshoot with Kathryn. You can read about that HERE. Looking at the comments posted by our readers at the time (and a few months later) Nscha in particular will be relieved finally see evidence of the shoot
The four new amazing photos can now be found in the Gallery.
Season 4 of Cold Case is the focus of this year’s KM UK Summer Of HD so it is very appropriate that we take this opportunity to upgrade the promo shots, previously posted here, from the season to full size.
And a fantastic trio of photos they are. Too much gorgeous for one image, they needed three to contain it all
You can now find the enlarged photos in the Gallery.
The image above has to be my favourite image of Kathryn of all time.
There’s just something about it. Kathryn looks so small against such an expanse of wall. Her pale skin and golden hair almost match the backdrop, heightening the effect. Is she thinking deeply about something? I don’t want to disturb her because she looks so peaceful. Yet, I also want go in there hug her as she looks so delicate. OK, the hug thing is not limited to this photo 😉
Mark Mainz is responsible for this great photoshoot, done as part of a promotion for the film Resurrecting The Champ at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. The 15 images have been in the Gallery since the beginning but they have now been upgraded to full-size. It’s not a big change but every extra pixel counts 😉