My name is Honza Sakař and I am the owner/photographer at Fotograf na plech tintype portrait studio. My main focus lies in portraiture, but I also do documentary and landscape work (check out my portfolio).
Besides portrait and commercial commisions, I also do exhibitions, teach workshops and sell fine art prints.
I have spent the last five years practicing a slow, messy and complicated but also highly rewarding, unique and utterly beautiful photographic process from the 1850s called wet plate collodion. There are more ways to produce wet plates (positives/negatives, glass, metal, plexiglass) – my choice is direct positive images on aluminium sheets of various sizes – tintypes. Hence my business name: in Czech, “fotograf” means “photographer” and “na plech” means “tintype”, but also “drunk, wasted or high”. With all the ether and alcohol used, it is not hard to imagine how that could happen :).