Wet Plate Portrait Sessions: Pioneer Village Kaikohe

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Experience how portraits were made during the victorian era...

This January, photographer Adrian Cook brings his mobile darkroom (a 1950's Bond-wood caravan) to Pioneer Village Kaikoura to craft timeless portraits using the wet plate collodion process.

Using equipment and techniques developed in the 1850s, photographic plates are individually coated and sensitised in the darkroom before being exposed and developed while wet. Once fixed, washed and dried they are then coated in a gum sandarac varnish that preserves and protects them for generations.

Participating in a tintype session and seeing the alchemic process as images appear on the plate is captivating; an experience that few people now have the opportunity to witness. At the end of the session, you will have a unique and original hand-made portrait and a complimentary digital file of your image.

Plates will be posted to clients once varnished and cured, a week or so after their session.

To learn more about the wet plate collodion process lease visit www.tintypecentral.com
How to Find Us
From $150



Kaikohe Pioneer Village, Kaikohe, Mid North

Event Dates

Saturday 14 January 2023