Revere Couple Revive Tintype Photography Art Form

REVERATE (WBZNewsRadio) – This is a flash of the past in Revere. Maureen and her fiancé Dave own and operate Evoke Tintype from their home in Revere, after learning about the historic form of photography during the pandemic.

“I came across a tintype image and it really took my breath away and we never took our digital cameras back.” Maureen told WBZ’s Brooke McCarthy.

On their website, they describe the most widely used photographic process of the 1860s and 1870s as truly your own portrait.

“From the moment you arrive at my studio for your portrait photography session, you are part of the process.” They write. “From the first pour of the age-old collodion solution onto an aluminum plate, to sensitizing the plate in a silver bath, to your seating and exposure to the development and fixation process, you witness and central to the creative process… Collodion is primarily sensitive to UV light – so colors like purples and blues are seen as whites and reds, while yellows and oranges are seen as blacks.”

The whole process only takes about 15 minutes, but the photography will last a lifetime.

“I’m so in love with it that I can’t imagine doing anything else.” said Maureen.

WBZ’s Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports

Tracey L. Sweeney