Have Your Portrait Made The Way President Abraham Lincoln Did At Glens Falls Art
March 13, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsMarch 13, 2017 - Washingtonville, NY. Keep an eye out for photographer Craig Murphy and Glens Falls Art traveling tintype studio on Saturday, April 1st making authentic tintypes in the village of Washingtonville. Visit the mobile tintype studio to watch the historic tintype process live and have your portrait made.
Craig and his wife, artist Kate Boyle, will travel to Washingtonville with their reproduction 10" x 10" Century camera and original 19th-century petzval lens to make tintype images of Brotherhood Winery. The team also hopes to make an image of historic Moffat Library building on Main Street. If this is not possible on April 1, they plan to return upon completion of the construction at the library.
Utilizing original Civil War era photographic methods, Glens Falls Art tintype studio offers a rare opportunity to peek into the past. With a fascinating and sometimes unpredictable process, they create heirloom handmade photographs that can be passed on from generation to generation.
In the April 2017 Adirondack Life Magazine article about Craig Murphy traveling with his wife Kate and tintype studio, author Lisa Bramen wonders if tintype photography is "the closest thing to seeing through 19th-century eyes".
"People are curious about early photography and often stop to talk with us." explains Washingtonville High School graduate Kate Boyle, "They're amazed to see the actual process of making a tintype and usually want to have their portrait made."
"I read somewhere there are 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook every day. Most of them are never looked at again," says Craig Murphy, "It takes about ten minutes to make one tintype. Having your tintype portrait made is a unique, one-of-a-kind experience".
About Glens Falls Art
Glens Falls Art® mobile tintype studio makes photographs with the same process used in the 19th century. Back then, photographers regularly traveled from town to town, making portraits for people. Glens Falls Art travels to New York State locations bringing you the original wet plate collodion tintype experience. www.GlensFallsArt.com