An introduction to the history of the 19th-century photographic process and a breakdown of the materials and steps involved. Hands-on experimentation with photochemistry as you learn to make your own tintype. Walk away with a tintype portrait of yourself, a recipe book of instructions and resources, and a limited edition broadsheet of my work.
Tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with black enamel. This is used as the support for the photographic emulsion: iodized collodion dipped in a silver nitrate solution. The metal sheet, still wet, is exposed in the camera to create a one-off photochemical object.
Angela Jones is an Australian artist living and working in Brooklyn. Angela has been practicing the tintype process for the past decade and based out of her Brooklyn studio for the past 7 years. Angela has taught most recently in Barcelona, in the summer of 2022, and regularly does both private and group workshops out of her studio. Angela is passionate about teaching the process and sharing the magic of this medium of photography that captivated her.
- 10 AM-11 AM: Intro to the history of process and chemistry
- 11 AM-1 PM: Hands-on practice & portrait making
- 1 PM-2 PM: Lunch
- 2 PM-6 PM: Portrait making, scanning & varnishing