Plate began life when the young couple A.W.A and Clara Plate, travelled to Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) over a century ago, in 1890. Enthralled by the friendly locals, scenic landscapes and endless beauty of the island, the couple decided to pursue a career in photography in Sri Lanka. With further help from their relatives – the Heinemann’s, Plate expanded at a gradual pace over the years venturing into other areas of business.
Today, Plate specializes in a wide range of exceptional services and products. These include studio and outdoor photography, a professional made to order framing department and an interior decoration service. Plate also provides high quality art supplies from Britain, books on art and other subjects, paintings by the masters and imported and local painting and prints. The company supplies vintage photographs of ancient Sri Lankan artefacts, antiques, local and imported gift items such as Bohemia crystal ware, and even has a department for ladies clothing and accessories.
Plate also undertakes self portrait paintings – with professional artists that produce beautiful handmade paintings, drawings and sketches in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolours, oil on canvas paintings and other types of visual arts.
Vintage photography plays a major part of culture and society, and is one of the most beautiful forms of photography and art. It defines the high quality of the past, and influences hundreds of ideas and forms of art and entertainment.
Plate has branched out to the art world and supplies a wide range of art material to suit your every need. We are the agents and stockists of two of the immensely popular British brands of art material.