About Us

Photographic team John Brewer and Kate Horsley specialise in portraiture, bringing the Victorian era back to life for your event.

Our Services

  • Victorian portrait booths for events
  • Alternative photography workshops
  • Lively talks and demonstrations
  • Chemistry and equipment sales
  • Wedding photography
  • Studio portrait sessions

Our Images

Taken using 19th century techniques, cameras, chemistry and costumes.

  • Morwenna
  • Marizu
  • Rob

John Brewer

John Brewer

Artist and Alternative Processes Tutor

John has had work published in several magazines & books, has worked with an award winning theatre company and his work is in private collections worldwide. He has also exhibited in the UK and abroad. His primary interest is working with historic photographic processes, particularly wetplate collodion, cyanotype, platinum/palladium and gum bichromate.

Kate Horsley

Kate Horsley

Alternative processes tutor and writer

Kate’s first novel, The Monster’s Wife, was shortlisted for the Scottish First Book Award. Her second novel, The American Girl, will be published by William Morrow in Summer 2016. She has taught workshops with John in London and France. She  specialises in wet plate collodion and hand tinting, cyanotype, gum bichromate and mixed media pieces.

Victorian alchemy…a wonderful experience!

– Tony Platt

Events

Events

We use 19th century techniques, cameras, chemistry and costumes to bring the Victorian era back to life for your event.

workshops

Workshops

In wet plate and other alternative processes taught by John Brewer, a leading alternative processes expert.

Demonstrations

Demonstrations

Demonstrations of wet plate collodion and other 19th century processes.

Chemistry

Chemistry

We supply high quality alternative photography chemistry based on Victorian recipes. .

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