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November 17, 2020

Tintype artwork

Here is the latest art piece from our in house tintype artist, Jen Jansen.  This piece is soon to be available in a limited addition print run.  If you are interested in this tintype artwork, or more of our one of a kind pieces email us your interest.

October 27, 2020

In house tintype sessions from our Chicago studio or on location

Did you know we not only take your digital files and turn them into tintypes, we also arrange custom wet plate collodion tintype and ambrotype sessions from our Chicago studio or on location.

Setting up a custom tintype session with Jen is an experience in stepping back in time!  Jen uses original cameras made in Chicago to capture a modern portrait with a vintage piece of photographic equipment.  We can also arrange for your tintype portrait session on location for a special setting or event.  For more info, send us an email about arranging a wet plate collodion session in 4x5, 5x7, 8x10, and 11x14 sizes. 

Here are some plates from a recent session with Chelsea Blasko, the “Designated Adult” and a Partner at Iron Galaxy Studios, wants women and those who feel “othered” to reach for their dreams. She strives to make sure Iron Galaxy welcomes diversity and is a place people can bring their whole selves to work. Chelsea knows that what makes us individual is what makes us special.She loves partnering with and highlighting other professional women who inspire her every day.  "Being different is beautiful."

 

 

August 20, 2020

What is the best way to preseve a digital photo?

What about taking your favorite summertime photograph and let us turn it into a tintype or ambrotype made of silver and light.  These hand poured images are unique and will last generations.

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August 19, 2020

What is the best gift for your wedding anniversary?

Hands down the best gift is always a sentimental one!  We love creating these heirloom tintypes for our clients.  The silver that creates the images on your plate will stand the test of time. 

 

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August 17, 2020

Proudly offering free standard shipping on all orders!

We love the Post Office.  Does that sound strange?

 

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August 14, 2020

How can I recreate a school year portrait?

This is a different year to be a kid in school or have a kid in school.  It's not just the learning and classroom experience that we are missing out on the year.  We are also missing out on all the fun activities, like yearly school photos!  Because this year is so unique, and one for the history books, why not make this year's school photo extra special by creating a tintype of your kiddo?

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August 13, 2020

What baby moments would you preserve for a lifetime?

Your photographic history is an important part of your family's timeline.  We recommend preserving those very special moments in silver and metal or glass.

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