Photography

Amazingly detailed tintype portraits

Michael Shindler in San Francisco has to date welcomed more than 3,500 people who walk into his tintype portrait studio to pose for portraits. He prepares each tintype plate by hand for a single exposure, processes the tintype immediately, and gives his subjects the only copy of their portraits. They possess an unbeatable timeless quality about them.

Tintype portraits by Michael Shindler
Tintype portraits by Michael Shindler
Tintype portraits by Michael Shindler
Tintype portraits by Michael Shindler
Tintype portraits by Michael Shindler
Tintype portraits by Michael Shindler
Tintype portraits by Michael Shindler
Tintype portraits by Michael Shindler

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.