Maintain, restore and create…
In this whole Tintype thing there should be more time for us to work on plateholders, inlays, restoring camera’s and so on. A bit jealous we are when we see Rick working in full focus on two of our camera’s. On two new plateholders to be exact. It makes us wish we’d have the patience and skills to make these, but then again it’s also a feast to see his work in progress from this point of view.
We can’t wait to see everyone again who was there last year in Eindhoven… Let’s make awesome plates and conversate by the campfire untill dawn.
The weekend of the 26th and 27th of May the Tintype Studio was present at a small festival in beautiful Groenekan where we made tiny tintypes to be worn as jewels! It was hard work, and we are sorry for all the people who couldn’t be ‘tintyped’ because of the huge waiting list. Our spot was marvellous: in the shadow of a big big… no a really big tree, view over the stream behind the garden and accompanied by fantastic people.
For us a great opportunity to test our mobile darkbox! Now we can make the definite design for the real thing… and hopefully produce it for the use at more festivals and parties.
TinType Studio: the wet plate collodion process.
We love it, we love it, we love it!
Makes us wish that we could make Tintypes all day long…
December 2nd 2011
Premsela (Institute for Fashion & Design) invited us to speak at a lecture ‘Hot Photography’ to talk about the Tintype Studio. It’s one out of a series ‘Masters of Amateurism’
It was located in FOAM, during the expo ‘What’s Next’ (what a nice coincidence) Because there wasn’t the space nor possibility to build the live set-up over there, we had a nice video made… We hope that the passion we have for this type of image-making was noticed!
Dutch Design Week 2011, Eindhoven.
Even our own Wet Plate Guru came along, to watch and see, and to make this nice picture of Arjen showing the process to visitors.
foto: Alex Timmermans
Dutch Design Week 2011, Eindhoven
This is a small selection of all tintype mugshots we made in Eindhoven. Thank you all for your enthousiasm, the 6 seconds of your time and of course your lovely faces. Without you we wouldn’t have had a collection as diverse as it is now!
October Dutch Design Week 2011, Eindhoven.
The Tintype Studio went live and was temporary located at Designhuis, an old courthouse. For 10 days, people could get their mugshot taken the oldfashioned way! Every step in the proces, from brewing of the chemicals, floating the collodion, photosensitizing the plate, the 6 seconds exposure, developing and the varnishing, was visible for all visitors. 350 portraits in one week… what a practise…and what a criminal result!
Pollution: need we say more?