May 13, 2014

Tintype Tuesday

We made a few in camera tintypes yesterday with Seattle band, Helms Alee.  The band is on tour and stopped by for a few quick tintype portraits.  Jen had them photographed and back on the road in lightning speed with a 45 minute shoot. 

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Visiting the Chicago area?  Book a sitting with Jen at Chicago Tintypes!  Available in three sitting sizes, we book for individuals and families.  Want Jen to travel to you?  We arrange that as well, simply email us for more information.

May 06, 2014

Tintype Tuesday with an Amazing Beard

Eyes wide shut

Jen Jansen

An 8 x 10 in camera tintype on black plate.


A favorite tintype that I made while a Glashaus resident in San Diego.

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May 01, 2014

Featured Artwork - Pearl in hand

This one of a kind tintype was created in studio with a 8 x 10" Century Studio camera and reducing back.  It is mounted to a steel plate that has been given a patina by the artist.

Tintype measures 5 x 7"

Metal Framing measures 10 x 12"

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April 30, 2014

Make mom a gift she will just love!

Mother's Day is right around the corner.  This year give her something other than flowers and chocolate.  Turn her favorite childhood photo of you into a tintype or ambrotype that she will love for a lifetime.

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April 29, 2014

Tintype Tuesday!

Visiting the Chicago area?  Make sure to schedule a tintype sitting with Chicago Tintypes during your visit.  On location or in studio, a tintype sitting captures a frozen moment of life in an instant. 

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5x7 in camera tintype
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April 28, 2014

Featured Artwork - a little blue elephant

This one of a kind blue plate tintype was created in studio with a 8 x 10" Century Studio camera and reducing back.  It is matted and signed by the artist. 

Tintype measures 5 x 7"

Matting measures 8 x 10"

April 23, 2014

Sittings with Chicago Tintypes

We love making tintypes and especially love the opportunity to take wet plate collodion sittings both on location and in our Chicago studio.  Here is a tintype that was created on location at Northwestern University in Chicago.  The couple were newly engaged and used the tintype as the photograph for their 'save the date' cards.  It was a beautiful location for a lovely couple.  Here's to their bright future!

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Here is a shot of the 'behind the scenes'!

If you want to book your own special tintype sitting in Chicago or on location, email Jen for her availability and more information!

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