OUR STORY

From photojournalist to fine art photographer

Children collect scraps of coal at an aid distribution site. Kabul, Afghanistan 2002

Children collect scraps of coal at an aid distribution site. Kabul, Afghanistan 2002

RELIC was created by photographer Patrick Andrade as he transitioned from a conflict photographer to a fine art photographer. As a photojournalist Patrick became most known for his coverage of September 11th, the subsequent war in Afghanistan and the Iraq war. He now resides in Denver and has been passionately practicing the art of wet plate collodion photography for almost two years. Fully dedicated to commission personal imagery through this 19th century process. Patrick now offers heirloom quality portraits permanently embedded on plates of aluminum (tintypes) or black glass (ambrotypes) which will last for hundreds of years. Images created through the Wet Plate process result in a timeless depth completely unique to anything otherwise captured digitally or on film. Please visit the pricing page for more details. We are happy to help you preserve your personal portrait or your special occasion for generations to come. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!

Patrick Andrade inside RELIC studios with his camera and a cased tintype.

Patrick Andrade inside RELIC studios with his camera and a cased tintype.