On Saturday 26 November you can have your portrait taken by The Tintype Studio. In their mobile studio, image-makers Went & Navarro use the same collodion wet plate technique as Pietro Marubi in 1850.
This technique gets its name from the fact that it involves the use of wet chemicals. The collodion wet plate process requires the photographic material to be coated, sensitised, exposed – before the collodion has a chance to set and dry – and developed within the span of about ten minutes. Within their mobile studio The Tintype Studio creates incredible compelling images, on glass (Ambrotype) or on aluminium or tin (Tintypes).
Tintype portraits by Went & Navarro © The Tintype Studio
In the exhibition Dynasty Marubi – A Hundred Years of Albanian Studio Photography, Foam shows a selection of photos from the archive of the Albanian photo studio Marubi (1856-1959).
> Read more about the exhibition
Due to the complicated process, only one person can be portrayed at a time.
The Tintype Photo Studio is fully booked for making portraits. You are most welcome to stop by and have a look at the developing process in the darkroom.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.