THE PHOTOGRAPHIC VAN
- AT-HOME TINTYPE SESSIONS -
The Photographic Van is available to set up at your Establishment (bar, brewery, distillery, restaurant, shop, office complex, skyscraper, etc), your Event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, funeral, grand opening, costume party, etc) or even at your Home (environmental portraits at home are some of the most fun!!!). We offer flexible prices based on what the patrons can afford, so please don't hesitate to inquire.
Send us an email and we well get back with you asap.
Portraits don't have to be in the "studio setting". Environmental portraits are awesome! They incorporate long exposure times, and the process is slow, so make sure to schedule accordingly.
Wear interesting clothes, or no clothes! Put on a hat. Bring props. Be creative. Textures and patterns look great, but very white and very black and very red tend to get lost.
A digital scan of each plate is made on-site and a facebook friendly file can be downloaded at no additional charge, though it may take us a couple of days to get the files prepared.
Metal & Paper Enlargements, Stretched Canvases, and Fine Art Prints of any size can be ordered online and shipped directly to your home.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SESSION
Wet Plate Photography is a handmade 168 year-old Inherently Imperfect Artistic Process based in Light and Chemistry. As such, evidence of chemistry and handling will be present in your plate, but these "bugs" are "features" and part of the allure. If serious flaws present themselves, or if you blink during the exposure, a reshoot can be made at no additional charge.
The cameras and lenses of wet plate photography are designed for individual and couples studio portraiture. Due to the extremely shallow depth of field, it is imperative the subjects remain perfectly still. Because of this, it can difficult to photograph very small children, pets, and large groups without a bit of blur. Even blurry looks pretty cool, but please keep this fact in mind.
Portraits are intended for personal use only. If you would like to use a portrait for commercial purposes, please contact me to inquire about licensing options.