About Us

Thank you for working with Digital Tintypes to preserve your family history and life's memorable events!

The brain child of Simon Mandel and Jen Jansen, Digital Tintypes was born out of a passion for testing the boundaries of what was possible in merging modern digital images and traditional photographic processes.  Jen is the 'collodion queen' of the duo, a craftsman at a young age, Jen finds herself at home in the darkroom and behind the lens.  If you visit the Chicagoland area, make sure to save some time for an in camera tintype sitting with Jen.  It is an experience not to miss!  Simon is the 'cyberguru' of the team and is the reason why clients from Australia to Amsterdam have been able to find us online. 

We take great pride in providing the finest quality tintypes.  No project is too big or too small!  We treat each one of your photographs like a family heirloom.  Thank you for visiting our site, we can't wait to help you make wet plate collodion tintypes and ambrotypes of your photographic history!

Jen & Simon

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