If you're in Austin, you can get your portrait taken by a rolling tintype studio
There's something of a tintype resurgence happening right now, a new generation of photographers getting interested in some very old school techniques. Husband and wife pair Adrian Whipp and Loren Doyen of Austin, TX, have taken tintypes one step further, replicating a studio in the vein of old, itinerant photographers.
Their project is dubbed Lumiere, and it's a tintype photobooth on wheels. Dragged behind their truck, it's fully mobile, with all the tools and chemicals they need stashed on board. Here's how they describe it:
Just like the wagons of old, we carry all of our supplies with us. On board we have a modern and flexible studio space, and a lightproof darkroom for developing plates. Luckily, we also offer modern conveniences such as air conditioning and complimentary drinks. We can move our studio almost anywhere, to shoot tintypes for weddings, festivals and and other creative events.
Starting at just $40, you can get a tintype portrait — which really isn't any more expensive than most portrait studios, and you know will at least be interesting.