CANCELLED Tintype Photobooth

26 November 2022, 12:00pm - 27 November 2022, 4:00pm
Aratoi Courtyard

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2022
Between 10am-4pm
Price $150 - Bookings essential

To celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Look Closely and Tell Me What You See: Photographs from the Collection, photographer Adrian Cook brings his mobile darkroom (a 1950's Bond-wood caravan) to the museum to craft timeless portraits using the wet plate collodion process. 

Using equipment and techniques developed in the 1850s, photographic plates are individually coated and sensitised in the darkroom before being exposed and developed while wet. Once fixed, washed and dried they are then coated in a gum sandarac varnish that preserves and protects them for generations.

Participating in a tintype session and seeing the alchemic process as images appear on the plate is captivating; an experience that few people now have the opportunity to witness.  At the end of the session, you will have a unique and original hand-made portrait and a complimentary digital file of your image.

Come along to learn about the wet plate collodion process and book in for a special portrait session of your own!

Portrait sessions are $150. Sessions last 45 minutes and are limited to 2 people per plate.

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Plates will be posted to clients once varnished & cured, a week or so after their session.