Book a session at the unique Silver Portrait Store in the old centre of Amsterdam to capture your likeness in a professional Tintype/Ambrotype studio. The experienced portrait photographers, Barend van Herpe and Annemarie van der Heijden, use a modern take on a traditional 19th century technique known as Wet Plate Tintype or Black Glass Ambrotype photography. In approximately 60/90 minutes you will have had a wonderful experience to remember.
To create a timeless portrait, traditional skills in camera setup, lighting, timing and chemistry are vital. For each unique, one-off portrait we prepare an aluminium or black glass plate with a light-sensitive layer. This wet plate is exposed in a large format camera obscura. After exposure, we invite you into the darkroom to witness first-hand the developing process in all its stages. You will receive the original plate-with-portrait. We also offer high-quality framing, scans and fine art barietprints.