about

Water and Tin Photography was started in 2014 using photography techniques commonly referred to as tintypes or wet-plate photos. These techniques were invented in the 1850’s and were still common during the early 19th century.

Every photograph is a unique one-of-a-kind image produced by hand and impossible to duplicate. Some common chemicals are poured onto an 8×10 inch aluminum plate making it into a light sensitive surface. Once coated the wet-plate is loaded into the back of a vintage medium format camera.

The model or subject is then photographed and the wet-plate is taken back into the dark room where it is developed and then fixed before being washed and dried. The final step is coating the image with a lavender varnish that will protect the image for years to come.