Tintype license plate

"Tintypist" t-shirt, custom Arizona license plate: "Tintype".
“Tintypist” t-shirt, custom Arizona license plate: “Tintype”.

When I recently had to renew my license plate I decided to have some fun with it. This weekend I finally made a fitting photo to share.

For those not in the know: tintype images are, by nature, upside down and laterally reversed, which is why my license plate, Ford, and everything else is backwards.

For those now confused: I made my own t-shirt, with reversed lettering on the shirt, so that when I make a tintype of it the words render correctly.

And it’s on a Focus, too. Get it? Focus?

Now, if only I could get the state of Arizona to print my license plate backwards…