Tin Type Trailer Victorian Portraiture
Fri 19 & Sat 20 October
Portraits: 10am - 5pm
£25 / £45
During the festival you'll find a converted horse box parked just outside HOME. Magic happens here...
The Tin Type Trailer is a traveling Victorian darkroom, which produces photographic portraits on tin plates using a 19th century process called Wet Plate Collodion.
Here you can have a truly unique portrait taken, either individually or as a group. You can have a look through our fancy dress for a more authentically antique result, or just come as you are.
The process take around 15 minutes in total and you can collect your very own tintype just a few hours after having it taken.
Wet Plate Collodion was the main method of photography between 1851 and around 1870. As the plates are made on tin or glass they are unique: there is no negative. If you're interested in the history of photography and the process of development you'll love viewing our dark room, and you're welcome to watch as the images appear on the tin from negative to positive.
Tin Type Trailer founders Michele Selway and Alex Mansion-Jones together have a background that covers photography, theatre, film-making and fine art. Michele has been perfecting the Wet Plate Collodion process for three years and is enthusiastic to share her expertise with a wider audience.
£25 QUARTER PLATE (5 x 4)
£45 WHOLE PLATE (6.5 x 8.5)
Groups welcome for both sizes
No need to book, just turn up