Get your tintype portrait taken by photographer Anton Orlov in his Photo Palace Bus, a mobile dark room, built into an old school bus, dedicated to the preservation of analog photography. The Photo Palace Bus is rolling up to our front doors on Friday, November 1st(remember, the gallery will be closed) for a brief stop on its return trip to California after a 12,000-mile cross-country journey. Read all about it below.
Who: Anton Orlov and the Photo Palace Bus
What: Tintype portrait-making and mobile dark room tour
When: Friday, November 1. 5pm-10pm, during The First Friday Gallery Walk in downtown San Jose
Where: In front of the San Jose ICA, 560 South 1st Street
Why: Anton is a good friend of the ICA and a talented photographer. We were thrilled when he called and asked if he could park the Photo Palace Bus in front of the ICA and make tintype portraits for our friends and their friends.
Cost: Portrait costs vary depending on size and quantity and range from $80 to $250. Payment by cash or check. No reservations - first come, first served.
Using authentic 18th century equipment each tintype portrait is hand-crafted right in front of your eyes. Anton will also demonstrate the process from start to finish to each sitter at no extra cost. Each image takes 15-20 minutes to make. The plate is a one-of-a-kind work of art that lasts more than 150 years.