AMBROTYPE  2 mm Clear Glass

Introduced in the early 1850s, ambrotypes are made on clear glass plates. When placed against a black background the image appears as a positive.
From the ancient Greek term «ambrotos», meaning immortal, often they were delivered to the client encapsulated in wooden boxes, guaranteeing an open ended life.

ambrotype clear glass

TINTYPE  0.7 mm Black Anodized Aluminum

Ferrotypes (or tintypes) were made on thin iron plates.
They enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s becoming the most popular way for portraiture work.
Ferrotypes came before the invention of paper photography, so it was common to walk around with your own tintype portrait in your pocket.

PORTRAIT SESSION

10 x 12 cm
Tintype 70 € / Ambrotype 80 €

 

Ideal for single portraits, curious travelers, or people interested in discovering the process. “The 19th century Polaroid”

1 person

10 x 12 cm
Tintype 70 € / Ambrotype 80 €

 

Ideal for single portraits, curious travelers, or people interested in discovering the process. “The 19th century Polaroid”

1 person

13 x 18 cm
Tintype 90 € / Ambrotype 110 €

 

Get more detail into the image. The proportions of the plate are also more rectangular, allowing for more dynamic compositions and close ups. Perfect for couples.

1 – 2 people

13 x 18 cm
Tintype 90 € / Ambrotype 110 €

 

Get more detail into the image. The proportions of the plate are also more rectangular, allowing for more dynamic compositions and close ups. Perfect for couples.

1 – 2 people

20 x 25 cm
Tintype 150 € / Ambrotype 170 €

 

Turn your portrait into a distinctive, elegant art-object. This format captures a great amount of detail and depth. The choice for anniversaries, families, weddings and very special occasions. A life-lasting gift.

Prices include one plate.

1 – 5 people

20 x 25 cm
Tintype 150 € / Ambrotype 170 €

 

Turn your portrait into a distinctive, elegant art-object. This format captures a great amount of detail and depth. The choice for anniversaries, families, weddings and very special occasions. A life-lasting gift.

Prices include one plate.

1 – 5 people

MOBILE DARKROOM

STUDIO SESSIONS ON LOCATION

Photographers in the 19th century often had to travel with a portable darkroom to be able to work in the field. Back in 1851, it used to be a horse-pulled wagon. In the same way, with our traveling photographic darkroom we offer the possibility of bringing the wet plate studio anywhere you like. For weddings, events, festivals, anniversaries or any other special occasion.

 

Let us know what you have in mind. We’ll prepare a detailed plan for your idea.

PURCHASE A GIFT CARD

PURCHASE A GIFT CARD

Gift cards are valid for any kind of portrait session and redeemable up to three months after purchase. Pay with PayPal or pick them up in our cave.

WET PLATE PRINTING

Turn any image into a state of the art photographic object. Whether a digital file or an old family picture, we transfer your images into tintypes or ambrotypes that will last for generations.
Prices according to plate size, see “portrait sessions”

WET PLATE PRINTING

Turn any image into a state of the art photographic object. Whether a digital file or an old family picture, we transfer your images into tintypes or ambrotypes that will last for generations.
Prices according to plate size, see “portrait sessions”