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Tintype

Tintype

These portraits are made using the wet collodion process, which was introduced in the 1850’s, by Frederick Scott Archer The process involves coating a metal plate with collodion then sensitizing it by dipping it into a bath of silver nitrate, while still wet the plate is placed in the camera and the photograph is made. Within a few minutes of exposure the plate must be developed, fixed and dried in order to create a unique tintype. What excites me about using a process from the mid 19th Century, is the intimacy of the medium. These one-of-a-kind photographs are an elegant combination of alchemy and vintage photography. Please contact us to b ...

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