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Book a session at the unique Silver Portrait Store in the old centre of Amsterdam to capture your likeness in a professional Tintype/Ambrotype studio. The experienced portrait photographers Barend van Herpe and Annemarie van der Heijden use a modern take on a traditional 19th century technique known as Wet Plate Tintype or Black Glass Ambrotype photography. In approximately 60/90 minutes you will have had a wonderful experience to remember.Make your Amsterdam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
To create a timeless portrait, traditional skills in camera setup, lighting, timing and chemistry are vital. For each unique, one-off portrait we prepare an aluminium or black glass plate with a light sensitive layer. This wet plate is exposed in a large format camera obscura. After exposure, we invite you into the darkroom to witness first-hand the developing process in all its stages. You will receive the original plate-with-portrait. We also offer high quality framing, scans and fine art bariet prints.
As our clients testify, sitting for a traditional tintype portrait is a totally different experience from the film or digital age. This old magic takes you into a timeless zone, far beyond the hustle and bustle of everyday life – a place where you can see more of yourself or your loved ones.
Pass by this little gem in the old centre of Amsterdam to to have a look at the original Tintype and Ambrotype portraits, discuss the possibilities and to book a session.
Open: We.: 12am - 4pm, Th., Fr., Sa.: 11am - 6pm.
Other days/evenings on request.
For booking call +31 6 55163365 or mail to email@example.com.
Silver Portrait Store Amsterdam Reviews
Did a family portrait, Annemarie and Barend are really great, explaining every step of the process of the picture ! Quality/ price is perfect. Thank’s more »
I walked past this one evening and returned the next day to make an appointment. I had my portrait taken using the "wet plate collodion" process on black glass. You have to see this. It takes a while.... more »
Picture was super ugly. What a pity.
A picture is a beautiful memory. A tintype photo with Barend and Anne marie of the Silver Portrait Store is an experience! An experience you will always remain. Great photos, lovely atmosphere, all the attention for you and the final result. A serious recommendation if you want to give someone a gift for life.
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