Thirteen Ferrotypes by Robb Kendrick
In 2006 and 2007 on assignment for National Geographic, Robb Kendrick traveled deep into the Copper Canyon region of Mexico, where the indigenous Tarahumara people (or Rarumari as they call themselves) have lived for centuries.
During these forays into this remote and spectacularly rugged terrain, Kendrick produced for himself tintype portraits of the mysterious, guarded Rarumari, which are now offered in a very limited boxed set.
The boxed set includes 13 5 x 7″ unique tintypes, signed on the back and presented on letterpress gilded-edged boards. The tin plates are held within recessed windows with magnets, which allows the images to be beautifully presented but still easily removable for framing.
A letterpress, gilded bard with Kendrick’s thoughts on the project is included in the set. The entire collection is enclosed in a linen-and-velum clamshell box made by Jace Graf of Cloverleaf Studios in Austin.
Pricing direct from the artist:
Numbers 1-5 $10,000
Numbers 6-9 $12,000
Numbers 10-13 $14,000
Photos by Robb Kendrick are in the permanent collection of Museum of Fine Art Houston, Smithsonian Institute, Center for Creative Photography and the Wittliff Collection. His recent book of tintypes Still: Cowboys at the Start of the 21st Century was featured on the front page of the New York Times Arts & Leisure section in April 2008.
To order, call 512.426.4655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.