In addition to the digital Portrait Experience and Headshot Sessions, I offer Tintype Sessions, resulting in one-of a-kind photographs made on metal plates. Each tintype is handmade. Using the wet-plate collodion method invented in the mid-19th century, I create an original metal tintype portrait. There is no negative, therefore no copy exists aside from the digital scan we take. Each plate is unique.
The plates are individually prepared by hand in the darkroom (an old bank vault!) and must be exposed and developed within a few minutes. I use an antique camera and lens to create gorgeous softly-focused images. No two images will ever be alike.