Our co-founder, Jen Jansen, seen here with her 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera. Jen is not unlike the artisan maker of this camera, Laben Deardorff, who had a lifelong way of making the things that he needed. The Deardorff camera company was founded in Chicago in 1923, Laben worked repairing cameras for 30 years before founding his company. Both Jen and Simon have a similar 'make it yourself, nothing is impossible' philosophy and that is what inspired Digital Tintypes. Our goal is to create authentic heirloom tintype and ambrotypes that will last generations! We take the extra steps to expose each image with authentic film so that your newly created digital tintype or ambrotype is just as tack sharp, with as much silver rich detail as possible.