Antique Process

By  |  September 21, 2015
Peaches, Doug’s Knife, ML’s Bowl | All images by Frank Hamrick Peaches, Doug’s Knife, ML’s Bowl | All images by Frank Hamrick

Artist: Frank Hamrick

Project: Sometimes Rivers Flow Backwards

Description: The tintypes in Frank Hamrick’s series Sometimes Rivers Flow Backwards are inspired by the photographer’s home life. Using a nineteenth-century process, Hamrick is interested in the deliberate methods of antique technology, as compared with the split-second nature of digital photography.


Frank Hamrick is a Georgia native who grew up beside a ranch and between two dairies in rural Jones County, just north of Macon. He is an associate professor at Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design.

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.