The Tintype Photographer

tintype photographer
  • Steen Talbot - SW PDX
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  • Dhom Eugene
  • Austin - NE PDX
  • McCullough - NW PDX
  • Miller - Lake Oswego
photography by Joe Kline

Look through an old family photo album or peruse a historical society or museum, and you’ll find eerie tintype photography of years ago. Using a Civil War-era photographic process to make one-of-a-kind portraits of his subjects, Jason Chinchen is harking back to those olden times. The images are created by applying a light-sensitive silver emulsion to a thin piece of metal and then exposing it in a camera and developing it. Chinchen’s business, Analogue Tintypes, travels to various pop-up events around Central Oregon making tintype portraits for the public, and makes portraits in private sittings as well.

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