Commissions are welcome. I specialize in two of the most archival and unique forms of photography. The plates I create are nurtured into existence and require much skill, time, and energy. Anyone interested in being captured in a timeless and unique way must understand that there is nothing fast about the way I take pictures. I have almost 13 years experience with the wet plate collodion technique and have shot a few thousand plates. I am most comfortable with this process and I get good results. Although I have just started with daguerreotype process, the first viable photographic system, it is the most fascinating to me. I believe it to be the most beautiful form of photography ever invented and my devotion to the process is very strong. Photographic historian and conservation expert Grant Romer once said:
“Photography was born perfect, and has been going downhill ever since.”
Although my results are not up to the 19th century standards, I get good results in comparison and hope to improve my techniques and methods to achieve something very close. I am always open to having studio visits to see examples of what you will be getting.
I ask $4000 dollars for events and $1000 per sitting for tintypes. Glass plates are double the price. I do not do daguerreotype commissions
I reserve all copyrights to every image I make although your privacy will be respected. Copy rights can also be purchased if interested otherwise photo credit with my full name must accompany any photographs that I have created.