Description back in the mid 1800s around the time of the american civil war, there were wet plate tintypes + ambrotypes. tintypes were made on blackened metal, ambrotypes were made the same way on glass. they were a 1 of a kind image, no negative and unable to be reproduced. in the late 1800s silver gelatin replaced collodion as a photographic medium. the tintypes ( ferrotypes ) i make are by using liquid silver emulsion coated myself on metal. i hand process the image in a special developer i created that reverses it. this one didn't reverse, it is a positive print. sometimes i hand color them, like i do with cyanotypes i make.this is one i made the other day.
John Nanian, Warwick, RI Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement most all of the images of mine found here are from original film or paper negatives. if the images are Black + White, I can most likely print you a silver print, prices are different than imagkind for custom prints.
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