What Are Tintypes and Wet Plate

Wet Plate collodion also know as tintypes or ambrotypes was an early form of photography invented in the Victorian Era. The whole process is Wet plate, An imager has to be made before the plate can dry. Once the collodion is poured there is no stoping until an image is created. The difference between Tintype or ambrotype is one is made on metal the other on glass plates.

This form of photography will last centuries. Being it is made from silver and other metals and chemicals.  

How Can I Help You?

Do you have an event coming up that you would like captured in an extraordinary way? Do you want a family portrait that is nothing like any you’ve had before? Would you like to experience a special process of photography, and watch as a photo actually comes to life before your eyes? 

My Ideal clients are people who want a special experience when they get photographed, with a touch of history and science mixed in. If its an event that you’re having, I can help you bring added value to that event by giving your guests a memorable time, learning about and being part of a photography making process.

My promise to my clients is that you will get to experience living history and science combined to generate a unique form of art. You will be able to peek through the window of victorian era photography and watch the process as we take silver, light, metal, glass, water, and fire to forge a unique photograph.

When we are done with the photography session you will have an exclusive image, that you were part of creating, and one that will last hundreds of years. Also, I strive for flexibility, having a traveling studio that can come to you.

 In addition to tintypes, I have worked as a commercial, architecture, portraiture and fine art photographer. I decided I was going to be a photographer (back in 1995) in high school I got my first camera then and never put them down. I worked at different portrait studios and assisted for other photographers, starting my business in 2003. I attended the University of Utah, graduating with a BA in film. I have been working as a photographer for sixteen years, honing my skills working in the film industry as a first assistant camera, camera operator, grip, and in the art department. I have worked with a lot of amazing people and for some great company's. This has helped mold my vision in capturing light and creating great images.

I work as a photographer in southern Ca, and any place you need me to go. 

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