Silver Portrait Store Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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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.

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 info@silverportraitstore.nl.
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  • 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 
    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
    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 »
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  • Super competent and nice professional, it was really nice meeting you and Ariane and I hope to come see you as soon as we are back in town.
  • Annemarie and Barend are very experienced ... what a special technique, beautiful photos appear. We were allowed to take a look at how these photos were created .... GREAT to see! If you are interested, visit the site, worth it! Good luck Annemarie and Barend. Immy van Haeringen

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