Tintypes in Berlin

Last week, I packed my mobile equipment and poured some 4×5″ tintypes in Berlin. It is very easy to come around with public transportation and I really missed being outside in the city.

Mobile Tintype Setup
All is packed on wheels

On Potsdamer Platz, there are some magnificent buildings, the architecture is quite stunning so I set up my mobile darkbox at Tilla-Durieux-Park. I used a Dallmeyer Wide Angle Rectilinear 1aa from 1876 & a Dallmeyer Wide Angle Rectilinear 1a from 1906 and had exposure times ranging from only 3s up to 20s.

After that, I felt I had to go directly to Potsdamer Platz. It’s not an easy place to pour plates, a lot of cars were passing by so the air was filled with exhaust fumes – but the plate turned out quite nice. This time I used the Dallmeyer Wide Angle Rectilinear 1aa lens stopped down to f45.

Potsdamer Platz

The last stop was the Brandenburger Tor – too many people! I was asked quite often what I was doing so I was lucky to get one decent plate – taken with a 200mm single achromat at f30, 3s.

Brandenburger Tor

Pouring tintypes in Berlin was super fun – I did that a lot during lockdown and maybe you find me next time I am out there. That’s it for now, thanks for reading and if you like any of the plates: you can contact me for fine art prints.