This is an example of some of the custom framing I like to do for tintypes. I made this little wooden box by hand, sealing the tintype behind glass, and finishing with satin ribbon for the binding. This is a reinterpretation of the original tintype cases that would have held the metal plates. The finished piece is 3"x3" and is ready to travel with in a coat pocket or set on a dresser top.
Feel free to contact me with any questions about custom framing or tintype portraiture!
Join me this Saturday at JDC fine art for the opening reception of
Proof of Life, a story of tintype portraiture.
2400 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Saturday, August 25th 5:00 - 7:30 pm
This 5x7 tintype was created last week, shot in studio with a 4A century studio camera and a Copal 3 360mm lens. The pearl has long been a symbol of unblemished perfection. To some ancient cultures the pearl was a symbol of the moon and it's magical powers. In this tintype, the woman of the moon is wrapped in pearls to link the unique perfection of the gemstones with the unique perfection that lives in each individual human spirit. No one pearl is like the next, and no one soul is like the last.
These photographs were taken two weeks ago at a local tintype event hosted my MOPA. I made tintypes on location and then had a guest lecture with MOPA director, Deborah Klochko where we discussed historical and modern tintype processes. These photographs were shot by Ken Kondo. Thank you to all who participated in such a fun day!
Gearing up for 'Proof of Life', a series of tintype portraiture showing at JDC fine art next month.
Hello! Thank you for visiting my website. I am located in Chicago, IL and take appointments for tintypes & ambrotypes, children's panels and custom restoration work of old photographs. To contact for an appointment, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.