“The appeal of a tintype for me is a return to picture-making as a craft, a skill, as well as an artistic endeavour. Tintype is the complete antithesis of digital photography; it‘s time-consuming and expensive, requires a knowledge of chemistry and skill with a camera. The end result is a single object, an image made literally of silver, which cannot be replicated, and that‘s the beauty of it for me.”
One of my passions is wet-plate photography or tintypes as they are known. Along with Ben Wallace and Heather Tyrrell we have founded The Tintype Studio where we shoot portraits and run workshops teaching the technique.