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Window to the Soul


Tintype Portraits of Tasmanians in the Arts


My name is Phillip England, a photo artist from Tasmania.  I am one of only a handful of collodion tintype photograph practitioners in Australia. 


Phillip England by Paul Hoelen.


I use a technique from the 1850s that produces beautiful and mysterious photographic images on metal plates. They are unique, permanent, one-off images produced in a large bellows camera.


Tintypes exemplify a return to hand crafted image making. Their beguiling materiality is rarely encountered in modern photography.


Tintype portraits in particular have an arresting power. The long exposures required force the sitter to concentrate on their own stillness and gaze, restoring an aura and gravitas to the photo portrait.


Eyes become a window to the soul.




It can be argued that artists see more deeply into the world around us. This often lends their eyes a striking clarity. The exhibition I will mount with support of this campaign sets out to capture these eyes using tintype portraiture.


Tasmania has become a centre for artistic, artisanal and cultural endeavour. My exhibition with catalogue Window to the Soul will showcase some of the creative spirits that comprise this regional renaissance of The Arts and help to highlight the importance of this movement to the state and nation's cultural wellbeing.

How The Funds Will Be Used

These funds will enable me to produce a series of tintype photographic portraits that will comprise an exhibition Window to the Soul: Tintype Portraits of Tasmanians in the Arts.


The Pozible funds will cover the costs of producing the tintypes  including:

  • materials and chemicals,  
  • some travel and my time
  • framing 
  • mounting and publicising an exhibition.
  • production & printing of an exhibition catalogue that will feature  the exhibited portraits.
  • Pozible commission (5%)

Any extra funds raised above the target will be used to print more catalogues for sale at the exhibition and to fund additional publicity and rewards.

The Challenges

The three key challenges are securing an exhibition space, accumulating a set of tintype portraits that constitutes a diverse and compelling exhibition and publicising the exhibition as widely as possible.


I have already booked the gallery so that challenge is ticked off the list.


I have started collecting portraits for the project. People have been remarkably generous in their willingness to sit for my portraits and preparedness to have them shown in the exhibition. I expect to gather a considerable number of portraits from which a compelling set can be chosen for Window to the Soul.


Publicity will be sought through multiple avenues. The venue has its own internet-based publicity apparatus. Local newspaper arts writers will be approached. My own arts practise-based social media entities (Facebook and Instagram) will be utilised. And it is hoped that this Pozible campaign in itself will be invaluable publicity for the project.

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AU$10 +Exhibition invitationTrendy post card inviting you to the exhibition opening. Put it on your fridge, not in your iphone.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$25 +Exhibition CatalogueCatalogue (not cattledog!) of the exhibition portrait images with accompanying short text by or about the sitter.
15 Chosen | 85 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2017
AU$35 +All GoneThe Tale of Ruby Rose (Director's cut) DVDGenerously donated by Tasmanian film maker Roger Scholes - his award winning feature film set in the mysterious Tasmanian highlands, The Tale of Ruby Rose.
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2017
AU$50 +Fine art print copy of exhibition portrait.Archival photorag A5 inkjet print of scanned exhibition tintype portrait of your choice (subject to sitter consent) signed by me. Your name on the list of supporters at the exhibition.
4 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2017
AU$50 +Fine art print of "Thylacine by David Hurst"Signed limited edition archival A5 photorag inkjet print of scanned original tintype by Phillip England of David Hurst's stunning and anatomically perfect bronze Tasmanian tiger head.
2 Chosen | 8 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2017
AU$50 +Fine art printed copy of "Cradle Mountain"Signed, limited edition A5 archival printed copy of 5x7inch tintype by Phillip England of Tasmania's iconic Cradle Mountain as you probably haven't seen it photographed before.
4 Chosen | 6 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2017
AU$150 +Tintype portrait of you or someone you like5x7 inch collodion tintype portrait taken at my Salamanca Arts Centre studio. At a discounted rate! Your name on the list of supporters at the exhibition.
13 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017
AU$200 +Personal tuition: collodion tintypeLearn, first hand, how to do collodion tintype with a one-on-one lesson with me. Lesson takes about 2 hours. Your name on the list of supporters at the exhibition.
3 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017
AU$200 +All GoneOriginal tintype artwork "Bouquet 2016"5 x 7 inch collodion tintype of floral bouquet. One of four (plus an artist's proof) produced of this subject. Signed and boxed. Your name on the list of supporters at the exhibition.
3 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2017
AU$200 +Original tintype artwork: "Buddha 2017"One of three tintypes taken of this subject (plus one artist's proof). Signed and boxed. Your name on the list of supporters at the exhibition.
2 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2017
AU$200 +Richmond Bridge, Tasmania 2016 5x7 inch tintypeOriginal tintype by Phillip England. Each one is a unique image: a different slice of time.
0 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2017