For over seven years, San Francisco-based photographer Jenny Sampson has been making tintype portraits of skateboarders in a portable darkroom that she carries to skate parks around California, Oregon, and Washington. These captivating images of skaters are presented in Sampson’s first monograph Skaters: Tintype Portraits of West Coast Skateboarders, which was published by Daylight Books this past October. Jenny Sampson earned a B.A. in Psychobiology in 1991 from Pitzer College and has since dedicated her time to her photographic endeavors, which include wet plate collodion, traditional black and white photography, and commissioned portraits. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. When not in the field or the darkroom, she pursues another chemically-related talent — cooking professionally.
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