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 Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Jeff currently teaches photography at Coastal Carolina University. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.