8x10 tintype of Master Jingchao Wu of Bei Dou Kung Fu
Wet plate collodion tintype captured with Century Studio camera
Jen Jansen, 2014
Making tintypes of all ages from my Chicago home studio. Come visit me in Bucktown and schedule some time to make a portrait! I arrange tintype sittings in 3 sizes, 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10 and will also travel to you if you prefer for making some amazing tintype images on location.
8x10 in camera tintype
Jen Jansen 2014
Here are some photographs from a short studio session with Ruthie. I couldn't help but start to paint my favorite right away!
Starting with a film photoshoot, multiple negatives are exposed on a single sheet to create these photographic panels. Brothers & sisters, friends for life. It just takes a few minutes to capture some sweet moments! I'm happy to create these panels for you out of my studio in Chicago, just email me to book some time!
These two are intended to be married next year! We took a few studio tintypes for the first shoot. For the second shoot, we were on location at Northwestern Law School. Below is one of my favorite images, it actually is the first tintype we made. Because too much light was still coming into my darkbox the tintype solarized and created this neat effect.
These photos are from a wet plate collodion workshop held yesterday at the Chicago Photographic Center. We plated miniature tintypes in three different camera types, a Hasselblad, a Mamiya 645, and a 35mm Minolta. Above are one student's tintypes, and below is the set up and the students shooting and varnishing plates.
The attached plates were made at a large plate workshop I hosted last weekend. We made tintypes in 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 sizes in both indoor and outdoor settings.
I want to thank you for Sunday's workshop and for letting me share it with my husband. He loved the experience, loved witnessing the magic of the moment the image reveals itself, and loved his down and dirty portrait. We talked last night about how seeing one's self photographed like that creates a sort of detachment from the person we think we are and makes us feel like part of history. We could be anyone, from any time period. It is simultaneously humbling and empowering. We also commented on how open you are to sharing your craft. Instead of keeping it to yourself, you let it live and encourage others to take to up. You do your best to demystify it and assure us that we can do it on our own, but let me tell you, we still see you as a modern-day wizard! Can't wait to pick up our portraits! - Hilary G
Throwback Thursday: Here is a restoration I made last year that I wanted to revisit. I get a lot of phone calls about all that is possible with photographic restoration, most calls speak about the photograph as a precious family treasure. Often the image to be worked on is the only image of that family member. I start slowly with each photograph, I sit with it for a few minutes just looking at the damage and think about where to begin. This photograph is like a lot of images that I restore. It has damage to the face, as well as texture to the paper to work around. I created a new negative, then printed a silver gelatin fiber print. I then sepia toned, painted with oil, and varnished the final photograph.
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: email@example.com.