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.