Tintype Portrait Session
Tintypes, widely used in the 1860s and 1870s, are experiencing a bit of a revival. Known as Victorian Polaroids, tintypes are made by creating a single positive image on a thin sheet of metal that has been hand coated on the spot. The effect is both mesmerising and timeless.
On February 11, from 10:30-5:30, we will be setting up a studio in our gallery space for a tintype portrait session. We have 10 portrait sessions available. The cost is £140 for a session. Tintype artist Daniel Barter will be making the portraits and you are invited to watch the process of coating, waxing and washing the plates in the darkroom. Each session will take approximately half an hour. We will contact you nearer the time to schedule you into your preferred time slot.
You will leave with one plate and a scan of your image. The scan will allow you to digitally print multiples. One 4×5 plate will easily accommodate one to two sitters, if you have a larger group please contact us directly. Kids are, of course, welcome!
To book a place, please complete our online booking form. CLICK HERE. Once you submit the form you will be taken to Paypal, where you can pay using a Paypal account or a credit / debit card.