My "little" sister is getting married this week, is an artist and a professor of photography, and it _just_ occurred to me that the best gift I could possibly give here is a Daguerreotype of her and her husband (better late than never?). I know this is ridiculously late notice, but on the off chance it can be done, does anyone know a daguerreotypist in or near the NYC area who might be interested or know someone who is?
P.S. I'm sure this is a biased audience, but if you were giving a gift, would you make a daguerrotype, tintype, or something else? Not being a photo person myself, is one substantially more "interesting" (from a a historical perspective) than the other? Or more practical?
Jerry Spagnoli is the master and has his studio on West 26th St. in NYC. If he's in town, and available, a daguerreotype by Jerry will be one of your sister and her husband's most treasured wedding gifts.