Gregg & his camera

When Frederick Scott Archer invented wet plate collodion photography in 1851, he probably didn’t imagine that people would still be falling in love with the process almost 170 years later.

Our Creative Director, Gregg McNeill, is one of those people and having been a successful film and digital photographer for over 25 years, he believes he has found a process that has rekindled his passion for the photographic process.

Exposing an image onto a glass or tin plate always involves a degree of luck and improbability, because each collodion portrait is utterly unique and different elements can affect the image. Gregg’s skill in using an authentic Victorian camera, coupled with his experience and precision timing creates genuinely remarkable results that appear right in front of your eyes.

Once dry, the plate is waxed which seals and protects the image, leaving a beautiful and timeless ‘forever memory’ for you to show future generations.



Gregg uses a portable darkroom so this means we can travel anywhere in the UK. We bring everything with us, so you don’t need to worry about a thing.


If you’re interested in getting your portrait or family portrait taken, please get in touch.


We travel to you, so if you’re hosting an event or planning your wedding  and want us to capture truly unique, memorable portraits of you and your guests that will last forever, then feel free to contact us.


If you are about to celebrate a landmark event, or want to capture a moment in time that epitomises the enduring success of your business, then contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

No matter what you’re thinking of, at Dark Box Images, we create tangible memories (on metal or glass) you can display on your wall or mantlepiece that will be entirely different to anything else you possess.


If you have any queries, or would like to make a booking, please call or email.  We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

CONTACT Gregg McNeill on 0788.905.0901 OR CLICK HERE


We will be up to our elbows in collodion and fixer at the following events. Hopefully, we might see you there.



If you have any queries or would like to make a booking, please call Gregg McNeill
0788.905.0901 or email

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