Good news: I am going to open a studio in Berlin so I can offer Tintype Portraits! For the opening, you can order a Tintype Portrait Voucher for Tintype Portraits in the plate sizes 4×5″, 5×7″, 18x24cm and 11×14″ for a special price.
What is a tintype?
A unique photograph made with a process invented in 1851 that is created by silver and light on an aluminum plate. Collodion is flowed on the plate, sensitized by dipping it in silver nitrate and exposed and developed when it is still wet.
The final photograph is then processed through the fixing bath, washed, dried and varnished with a protective layer.
Those „polaroids of the 1800s“ are a unique object and have a special character, they are made to last for a century.
A portrait shooting with the historical collodion wet plate process is a special experience. I am working with 120 years old large format cameras, 150 years old lenses and you will witness every step during the creation of your portrait. You can find some testimonials below.
What are your prices?
The following sizes will be available, if you plan bigger sizes, please let me know.
The prices include the actual collodion wetplate portrait without framing. If you want a digital copy, the scanning service is free of charge for if you choose the three plates photo shooting.
It is also possible to get a gift certificate, if you want to make a special gift to someone.
How can I order?
What do others say about it?
I’m not a photographer but I’m still amazed at the process of creating this style of photo! Having to focus the image before inserting the plate and knowing the right amount of exposure time depending on the light is baffling to me but Max did an incredible job, I couldn’t be happier.Turi
Utmost respect for the time and effort that Max takes in creating these absolutely beautiful plates. It’s magical and inspiring, you really respect the time and effort it takes Max to bring these photos alive.Kiren
You get an image that will be forever cherished and one that will stand the test of time.
It’s amazing to see someone keeping this type of format alive and makes an already special portrait even better.