Kari Orvik

Photographer and Educator
 
Biography: Kari Orvik is a San Francisco-based photographer and educator. Using film, the wet plate collodion process, and found materials, her work looks at the resilience and fragility of our changing urban and natural environments, exploring what we hold... MORE
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Copyright Kari Orvik 2024
Updated Jun 2020
Topics Black and White, Photography, Portraiture
*NOTE* 
The studio is currently on maternity leave for the first time in 12 years! 
I will resume shooting portraits in the studio closer to the holidays (December 2023).
If you want to schedule for that time, please feel free to send me an email to schedule, and I will return your email as soon as I am able.


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Each tintype portrait session begins with a consultation before the plates are prepared. Creating a tintype portrait using this historic wet-plate collodion process means that each individual plate must be prepared by hand in the darkroom immediately before the photograph is taken, and developed immediately afterwards.

Email kari@kariorviktintypestudio.com to book a session or for further information.* see note! 


Two single portraits (45 minutes): $150*
 
(2 plates of the same individual subject)

Couples Package (90 minutes): $350 **
 (2 individual portraits, two double portraits of both people in one plate)

Family Package (90 minutes) $400, and up, depending on combination of plates  **
 
The family package can incorporate a variety of combinations, depending on the number of people and the combination of portraits desired. (Example combinations are 4-5 individual portraits, or, 3 individuals and 1-2 double portraits, or, 1-3 plates of 4 individuals together, etc. Please email for more information).

Personalized session (2 hours) $500 (and up)*
(for an extended personalized session or special subject matter; an average session can include shooting and selecting from 5-8 plates, depending on the subject matter) please inquire for more information.

* Please note: Amounts above indicate prices for non-commercial/personal use and sharing of the photos. For promotional, commercial, or publishing use of the images, licensing fees may apply.
** Double portraits refer to two people in one shot. Please inquire about portraits of larger groups in one shot.

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