When photographing this fence, I thought about the images the ninteen century photographer Fox Talbot, who invented the paper negative in eighteen forty. I always liked the quality of the images created in that time. Of course the images have a rather romantic quality, which I enjoy. At the moment there is a real revival of the tintype photography, which look very similar to the first paper negative prints. However this type of photography is almost exclusively used for portrait photography. Look at this webpage reviewing the work of a San Francisco photographer Michael Shindler, who works with tintypes.