Chris has been creating tintypes using the wet-plate collodion process since 2001. Traveling up and down the east coast, Chris has photographed historical places and events, as well as created timeless portrait images for thousands of individuals and families using this historic process.

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What is wet-plate collodion photography?

Introduced in the mid-19th century, each wet-plate collodion photograph is individually created by coating, sensitizing, exposing and developing an emulsion coated plate as the subject sits for the portrait session. Many Civil War era photographs were created with this historic technology, which provides a hauntingly beautiful and permanent image, especially suitable for heirloom portraits of individuals, families, and couples. 

Want to learn the process?

Chris offers 1:1 and small group workshops to persons interested in learning the wet-plate collodion process.  

Single session 5 hour introduction workshops are $450 and includes the use of all chemicals and equipment for getting your hands dirty in the process.  

More intensive workshops are available.  Contact Chris to schedule a private tutorial.


Private sessions are available in the throughout the United States throughout the year.  

Individual sessions start at $600 and yield 5X7 original tintype images.  Book your session here.

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