Charleston TinTypist is one of the few artists in the world who still makes tintypes and ambrotypes for portrait clients on location (at events). Since 2013 she has been working in the wet-plate collodion process, and creating photographs the same way they were made in the 1850 -70s! Based in the greater metro area of Charleston, South Carolina, she travels to living history events throughout the eastern United States. When on the road she often uses her portable studio/wagon which was custom designed to resemble travelling photography studios from the 1840s-1860s (photograph below), or she sets up her period correct canvas tent.
” I have 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 artwork 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.”