REVERE (WBZNewsRadio) - It's a flash from the past in Revere. Maureen and her fiancé Dave own and operate Evoke Tintype from their home in Revere, after discovering the historical form of photography during the pandemic.
"I came across a tintype image and it really just took my breath away and we never picked up our digital cameras again." Maureen told WBZ's Brooke McCarthy.
On their website they describe the photography process most widely used during the 1860s and 1870s as truly being your own portrait.
"From the moment you arrive at my studio for your portrait photography session, you are a part of the process." They write. "From the first pour of the age-old collodion solution onto a plate of aluminum, to the sensitizing of the plate in a bath of silver, to your sitting and exposure to the development and fixing process, you are witness of and central to the creative process... Collodion is predominantly sensitive to UV light - so colors like violets and blues are seen as whites and reds, while yellow and oranges are seen as black."
The entire process only takes about 15 minutes but the photograph will last a lifetime.
"I'm so in-love with it I can't imagine doing anything else." Maureen said.
WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports