The surprising beauty of tar and dust

Photographer Matthew Brandt creates astounding images with extremely old-school methods

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(Image credit: (Matthew Brandt))

Technological advances have been good to photography. But what the art form has gained in gadgets, it may have lost in the mad-scientist experimentation once required of the developing process. Often, the most trial-and-error our digital prints get these days is deciding between the "Amaro" and "X-Pro II" filters on Instagram. And that's what makes photographer Matthew Brandt's meticulous work and old-school techniques all the more impressive.

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