Joni Sternbach has perfected a form of time travel.
To get from present to past she uses nothing more complicated than
surfboards and tintypes.
Surfboards you know about.
Tintypes? They were a popular 19th-century photographic process that
printed an image on metal, most often iron or steel (Sternbach uses
Sternbach photographs surfers posing with their boards and prints the
results as tintypes. In fact, she takes a portable darkroom to the beach
and develops her images right there. "SurfLand: Photographs by Joni
Sternbach" at The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, includes forty-seven
examples along with two dozen vintage tintypes.
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