About Kari

After moving to the Bay Area from Alaska, I learned to make photographs using film, alternative darkroom processes, and by setting up public portrait studios at various locations around San Francisco. These same elements of hands-on photography and the opportunity to meet so many different people are the reasons I opened the tintype portrait studio in 2014.

I also experiment with the wetplate collodion process in the rest of my artistic practice (see www.kariorvik.com). Some of this work has been shown at the Oakland Museum of Art, the Petersen Museum in LA, SF Camerawork, at the Headlands Center for the Arts where I was a graduate fellow, and is held in the collection at the Berkeley Art Museum,
From 2012-2014, I was a studio tintype portrait photographer at Photobooth SF (a commercial tintype portrait studio). I look forward to meeting all those who are curious about getting a portrait done using this historic process (even those who don't like being photographed, which is most of us) and I try to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you and your loved ones.

Find me on Instagram!  @kariorviktintypes

Thank you to Andrew Harris at Fiilex LED for shooting this short video:

Kari Orvik Tintype Studio

Kari Orvik offers fine art tintype portraits from her San Francisco studio, and is available for events in San Francisco, Oakland and beyond
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