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Old School Collodion Studio

Ambrotypes & Tintypes 
Downtown Fargo, North Dakota

Authentic Victorian era Photography

using the wet plate collodion process. 
Commissioned Portraits - Conceptual Photography - Community Projects

For booking 701-799-6621

or email HighHatPortraiture@gmail.com

 
 
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For private booking email 

HighHatPortraiture

@gmail.com

Online booking temporarily unavailable. 
Please call for community art project inquiries (701)799-6621. 
All the images in my art series under the “More” tab are available as 

Limited edition 8x10 linen art prints, signed and numbered.

Price $50 per print. 


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Space & Time Exhibition 

September 8th
7:00pm @ 
Gordon B. Olson Library 
Minot State University 
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707

 
 

The Wet Plate Collodion Process

A brief explanation

I create portraits made of sensitized silver on black glass and metal plates. It is a historical process that blurs the line between science and art, using chemicals and water. This form of photography is one of the earliest and most successful means of making images. It was invented in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer. It often requires the sitter to remain still for the exposure for about 6 seconds in my studio. The photo is developed on location and can be seen in about 5 minutes. The portraits created using the wet plate collodion process are unique heirlooms that allow you to see yourself in a light that is both authentic and magical at the same time.

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