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Tintype Portrait Studio with Rachel Portesi

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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We are thrilled to have photographer Rachel Portesi on our Griffin Terrace on Sunday September 11, 2022 with a unique opportunity for you to own your own Tin Type portrait.

Portesi’s exhibition Standing Still is on the walls of the Atelier Gallery thru October 30th.

Join us during our Picturing the Future, Honoring the Past event on Sunday September 11, 2022 between 1-6pm to have your portrait taken by Rachel and have a unique one of a kind object to keep.

In the age of digital images, there is something mysterious and wonderful about a tintype. This antiquated and unpredictable process is one of the earliest forms of photography, dating back to 1850. It captures the sitter’s portrait in a patinated black and sepia on metal, each image one of a kind. Witness the image reveal itself through the tintype’s slow developing process, and it’s easy to understand how sitters felt these photographs took part of their souls. Tintypes seem to capture an apparition, an aspect of the individual not visible to the eye.

Griffin Museum exhibiting artist Rachel Portesi keeps this antiquated technique alive through her art work, and is inviting you to witness the process and even have a tintype made of yourself or your family and friends! Keep in mind – between the long exposure time, and the fussy chemistry (which Portesi makes from scratch) the resulting image is always unpredictable.

Portrait Sessions available to reserve for $100 for a 15 minute session with ALL proceeds befitting the Griffin Museum.


September 11
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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