At selected Live Days at Howick Historical Village: Tintype Central's Pop-up Photography Studio.
Photographer Adrian Cook produces captivating images of his subjects using 100% authentic 19th-century wet plate techniques.
Using equipment and techniques developed in the 1850s, photographic plates are individually coated and sensitised in the darkroom before being exposed and developed while wet.
Once fixed, washed and dried they are then coated in a gum sandarac varnish that preserves and protects them for generations.
Participating in a tintype session and watching the alchemic process as images appear on the plate, is totally captivating; an experience that few people now have the opportunity to witness.
Following the session, the one-off, original portrait will be varnished before you receive it along with a complimentary digital file of your image at a later date.
Come along to learn about the wet plate collodion process on the following dates and book in for a special portrait session of your own.
Sunday 14 August, 10am-4pm
Sunday 13 November, 10am-4pm
Sunday 12 February, 10am-4pm
Sunday 14 May, 10am-4pm