wet plate collodion portraits tintype


Wet Plate Collodion Portraits render an amazing range of tonality and sharpness. The silver deposited on a plate is at such a small particle size that the resulting sharpness is unlike any other film process.

A collodion plate is almost always produced either as an Ambrotype – substrate is glass or a Tintype – the substrate is aluminum or thin rolled iron. Other materials are possible but often incompatible with the chemicals used or unsuitable to hold an image. Collodion portraits are unique, one off pieces produced using the same chemicals and processes used at the time of its invention in 1851.

If you would like to arrange a portrait sitting, please contact Dr Collodion. You won’t be sorry!