Kevin Costner Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

By sarah.rogers@thedailybeast.com (Sarah Rogers)
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With the resurgence of Polaroid photography in the last decade, instant photography is everywhere. But rarely do photographers—even darkroom purists—throw back to the original instant photography: tintypes.

Tintypes, a wet plate collodion process, is a kind of photography that was used primarily in the mid-1800s. The process uses more than 20 chemicals (including cyanide!) and is extremely time-sensitive. In the span of about 15 minutes, an image on glass is coated, sensitized, exposed, developed, fixed and washed, creating an instant unique photograph.

Senior Photo Editor Sarah Coulter of Paramount Networks brought this vintage technique to the key art of the coming second season of Yellowstone, the Old West drama starring Kevin Costner that premieres June 19.

Here, The Daily Beast brings a selection of haunting Yellowstone portraits from another era, and a behind-the-scenes look of how they’re made.

"Kevin Costner as John Dutton"

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Kevin Costner as John Dutton

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Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton

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Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton

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Kelsey Asbille as Monica Dutton and Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton

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Denim Richards as Yellowstone Ranch Cowboy Colby

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Luke Grimes, Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley

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Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton

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Ryan Bingham as Yellowstone Cowboy Walker

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Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton

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Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler

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