The tintype studio


the team

Our oldest camera Hilda was born over 140 years ago in Calcutta and has amazing optics

Founded by award-winning photographer James Millar, the Tintype Studio makes beautiful one-off art phototgraphs

In the studio or on location, the Tintype Studio makes art you will treasure for a lifetime. Founder of the Tintype Studio, James Millar, started his journey rediscovering this long-forgotten photographic process six years ago. Hundreds of plates, and many mistakes later he has now refined the process by marrying an old craft with modern lighting techniques producing images which are both classic and modern simultaneously. 

James joined forces with Ben Wallace and Heather Tyrrell. Ben runs the darkroom, crafting the plates, developing and fixing the images whilst James composes the pictures and designs the lighting. Heather art directs and runs the shoots, taking the overview to make sure everything looks great and the whole experience is unforgettable. 

Our team


Darkroom maestro, a genius under the red light making and processing the plates

Photographer and founder. James is the man behind the lens. 

Art direction and shoot management. She makes sure everything is looking fantastic