Charleston TinTypist has been working in the wet-plate collodion process, creating tintype photographs since 2013. She mixes her own chemicals using the same recipes and techniques to make tintypes the exact same way they were made in the 1850s-70s! Based in the greater metro area of Charleston, South Carolina, she honed her skills over the last 9 years by traveling to living-history events throughout the eastern United States and making portraits outdoors in constantly-changing light conditions and temperature fluctuations. As of June, 2022, she is on a temporary break and will update her event schedule in the fall.
“I’ve been making photographs and drawing/painting since I was around 11 years old. I did work in film and digital formats before starting this process. My art has been exhibited at various art galleries and published in various magazines. Being an artist is a part of my life, and I hope to continue to work at it for many more years to come.”