The Tintype Photographer

tintype photographer
  • Virnig - SE PDX
  • Bovee - Woodland
  • Matthews - Eugene
  • Struck – WS Snowden
  • Tinsley – Medford
  • Moran - NE PDX
  • Struck – WS Fairway
  • Hall - Hood River
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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