Dryplate tintypes are a 19th Century process in which a photograph is shot and developed directly onto a metal plate coated with a chemical emulsion. I coat each one of my plates by hand in my darkroom, which can sometimes lead to small bubbles and other interesting aberrations appearing on the surface of the image. Like a Polaroid, each tintype is a one-of-a-kind object with a unique physical presence.

For my portrait clients, I frame the tintype of your choosing in a beautiful, handmade 19th-century style case that serves to elegantly present and protect your tintype. In addition, all tintype clients receive a digital scan for sharing with friends on social media.

I’m available for portrait commissions, weddings and commercial assignments. 

I’ve had the pleasure of having three tintype sessions with Stephen. The results were phenomenal every time. He even let me take part in the development process, which was an experience in and of itself. This fella is beyond exceptional at his art. I look forward to working with him again!
— Meghan D.