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Halloween Event (October 29th 11am-6pm)


Join us in the shop for some festive Halloween celebrating! 

The event is free but this listing is for a Tin Type Portrait session you can book now or roll the dice and try your luck as a walk-in. We will have coffee concoctions and treats from 11-1pm plus special merchandise for the event.

Event Details

Come join us for a festive event celebrating all of the creepy goodness of Halloween! Maxine Sferra is scheduling Tin Type portraits and we are thrilled to welcome her back to the shop! You won't want to miss this opportunity to commemorate your most beloved knitwear item or your creative halloween costume! Other fun things to note for the event: we will be blessed with a visit from our favorite hearse driving coffee makers, Blackweaver PDX. They will be loaning out their hearse as a stunning photo prop and we will be serving up some coffee and treats. We will also have some event specific merch in the shop so come on by, 11-6pm!

What is Tin Type Photography?

A tintype, also known as melainotype or ferrotype, is an old style of photograph that creates a photographic image on a thin sheet of metal or iron that has been coated with a dark lacquer or enamel.

How to book

Check out now with a selected time-slot to guarantee your tintype or roll the dice and come in to sign up as a walk-in (spaces will be limited). You will receive an 8x10 of your Tin Type Portrait as well as a digital image. Prints will be available for pick up in about a week and digital image will be emailed within a similar timeframe. Optional add-on for a 4x5 print, cost $60.00.

Who is Maxine Sferra

An incredible photographer!

& from Maxine herself:

"Gentle and quiet. Ebb and flow. After years of continually slowing down my process, I started making tintypes in 2016. I enjoy finding meaning and purpose in the portraits and photos I make. Tintypes require time. Time feels nice to hold onto. Natural light tintypes are upwards of 20 seconds depending on light. The photograph becomes more of a moment. When I am not making tintypes, I am shooting film. Finding those gentle, quiet moments."

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