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Tintype Photographic Portraits: CANCELLED

Tintype Photographic Portraits: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled


  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 7:30pm – 7:45pm
  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 7:45pm – 8:00pm
  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 8:00pm – 8:15pm
  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 8:15pm – 8:30pm
  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 8:30pm – 8:45pm
  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 8:45pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 9:15pm – 9:30pm
  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 9:30pm – 9:45pm
  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 9:45pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 10:00pm – 10:15pm
  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 10:15pm – 10:30pm
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MasterBowl, 16 Queen Street, Masterton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $45.00

In association with King Street Artworks, Brian and Jane are excited to bring the experience of tintype photography to Masterton.

Brian Scadden and his partner Jane Fletcher are on site with their steampunk darkroom for some photographic fun at the Steampunk Ball in December.

Using a process invented in the 1850s, Brian will use a bellows camera to create your very own handmade tintype photograph using the wet-plate collodion process, processed under a red light in the darkroom cart, then washed, dried and varnished and yours to take home about 2 hours later.

The metal plate positive image is made with silver and light as in Victorian times. With care, these will last for decades without fading or changing colour, even if left in the sun.

As this process is very labour and time intensive, session times are very limited and may be pre-booked with one session per 15-minute interval available. If you are lucky enough to secure a session time with Brian, please make sure that you arrive with plenty of time. For those without a booked session you may still get lucky...should Brian be running on schedule, any additional sitting may be squeezed for $50 cash on the day.

Subjects have to sit very still as exposure times are often in the range of 5-10 secs, but Brian will have a head-brace available.

Maximum of 2 people per tintype.

Don’t miss your chance to experience a tintype photograph – there are only a handful of artists regularly working with this technique in the world.

Their Facebook page is @brassandglassphotographicalchemy.

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