Dear Crissy

Stunning modern tintype portraits

Tintype Portrait by Michael Schindler

I was absolutely stunned when I saw these hauntingly beautiful tintype photos on Michael Schindler’s Behance page.

Of course, I’ve seen old tintype photographs — but had no idea anyone was practicing this art today.

Tin Type Portrait by Michael Schindler

Tin Type Portrait by Michael Schindler

Tin Type Portrait by Michael Schindler

Tin Type Portrait by Michael Schindler

Tin Type Portrait by Michael Schindler

Tintype portraits by Michael Schindler

According to his profile, these tintype portraits were taken of people who walked into his photo studio on Valencia Street in San Francisco.

Be sure to check out Michael Schindler’s website for more images, and information about his process.

More about tintype photography

Tintype, also melainotype and ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a sheet of iron metal that is blackened by painting, lacquering or enamelling and is used as a support for a collodion photographic emulsion. (via Wikipedia)

Tintype photography process

Interested in modern tintype photography? Check out this fantastic video that shows you the process. It is truly fascinating.

How breathtaking are these tintypes?

Crissy Page

Crissy Page is the founder and CEO of Dear Crissy and Parent Pretty. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two spirited and super-cool kids.

Leave a Comment


  1. ceemee — December 4, 2012 @ 9:25 pm (#)

    The photos are quite haunting!


  2. Angela Killingsworth — December 14, 2012 @ 5:30 pm (#)

    These are absolutely beautiful! Thank you!


  3. Sharon Siqueiros — December 14, 2012 @ 6:20 pm (#)

    These are amazing, really amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us, I had no idea this was the process. Thanks so much for sharing


  4. joann tompkins winborn — December 15, 2012 @ 2:07 am (#)

    awesome effect! thanks for sharing !


Have something to add? Leave a Comment »

have a, beautiful day! Don't be a stranger, mmkay?