I'm back (and have been) from the most amazing journey that you helped make possible. California was a dream and I wanted to share with you what I was able to make there.
(Aren't they lovely?)
And while my trip and workshop might be over, the journey into collodion photogrpahy has only begun. This trip put the silver nitrate into my hands and heart. I am outfitting a camera as we speak. Chemicals have been ordered. I feel confident and inspired and truly excited.. And I am gearing up to take your picture.
I can't wait to share more with you.
I hope you all got your postcards. Your goodies are soon to come.
Can you believe it? Yosemite and my tin type photo adventure is two weeks away. Flights and rental car are booked. Hotel reservations made. Yosemite maps and guide books are in hand. My dream photo adventure is underway!!
For those of you who would like to keep up with me while I am away head on over to:
Hey y'all!! T-minus 4 days and tins my type IS happening. I cannot wait to start making beautiful things.. Until then and in the mean time, my dear dear friend Don Cooper found this little short film about a very talented man making tintypes. I feel like Mr. Coffer breaks it down and explains quite well the beauty of it all. Take a moment and escape to a more gentle world..
One week away from the finish line and I am 200% percent of my original goal. (!!!!!!) I can't imagine where this last week will take me. Holy cow!! When I launched tins my type I never ever imagined I would come this far, and I couldn't have done it without you. I cannot thank you enough for being a part of my project and I am so excited to share my tin types with you. May will not come soon enough!! In the meantime, here are some more modern tintypes that are some of my favorites. Enjoy!!
For the cost of a footlong, you will receive the satisfaction of knowing you are preserving & creating an alternative film process. This is the "I do not need anything other than to support this project" option. (thank you thank you thank you)
Pledge $10 or more
I am going to send you a postcard from Yosemite National Park. From the gift shop ya'll! And you get a pat on the back for supporting art & history!
Pledge $25 or more
You are a dear. And I will send you a handwritten postcard from Yosemite and an archival 5x7 reproduction tintype print made on this trip. Think how pretty it would look on your wall! And you can tell all your guests how you got it. (Great party story)
Pledge $35 or more
LITTLE FRANCIS PARTY. Heck yeah!! For a generous pledge of $35, you will receive a handwritten postcard from Yosemite and an invitation to a kick-off/celebration/reunion show of everyone's favorite band LITTLE FRANCIS!! (house party or bar party, date/location TBA)
Pledge $50 or more
In addition to knowing you are a sweet and generous person, I will send you a set of 10 stationary postcards recreated from tintypes made in Yosemite. Everyone loves getting a card, especially beautiful ones.
Pledge $100 or more
In addition to the satisfaction of being super awesome, you will get a handwritten postcard from Yosemite National Park, a set of 10 stationary postcards and an 8x10 archival reproduction print from an original Yosemite tintype.
Pledge $150 or more
A commissioned tintype portrait. I will drive within 150 miles from my home to you and take your picture with my hand built refurbished collodion camera. Or you can come to me. And I will send you a postcard from Yosemite.
Pledge $250 or more
You get self satisfaction, a gift shop postcard from Yosemite, an 8x10 archival print and an original tintype created from this trip. That's right.. Art for your wall and a real tintype. Your guests are going to love them.
Pledge $350 or more
A commissioned tintype portrait, a handwritten gift shop postcard from Yosemite, a set of 10 stationary postcards of reproduction tintypes, and an original tintype created in Yosemite. This is the big prize for two lucky customers.
Pledge $500 or more
(2 of 2 left)
A thousand high fives, 2 commissioned tintype portraits, 2 8x10 archival prints, 10 stationary postcards, and 1 original tintype created on this trip.