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Newport Folk Festival Tintype Studios by Giles Clement

We have been a big fan of Giles Clement‘s work for some time now, so when we were approached to partner with him at Newport Folk Festival, it was a no brainer for us.  While Giles has mastered the art of photography on cameras of all types, his expertise is most evident throughout his tintypes and ambrotypes.  Giles and his team use camera equipment that dates back to the 1840’s to capture striking portraits of the talent (and special guests) appearing at Newport Folk throughout the weekend.

Below are some of our favorites from the weekend, and check out more information about Giles Clement below.

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About Giles:

“I am a Nashville based photographer but can often be found traveling the country and world with my pup Zeiss and a van full of cameras, lights and ideas.

I specialize in portraiture. I have a wide body of work made using the tintype process but also use digital and film cameras to capture our colorful and endlessly changing world.

My tintype images are created using equipment made more than 160 years ago, from an era when cameras were made by craftsmen in small shops and lenses were designed using slide rules, experience and feel. The inherent flaws of these instruments lend themselves perfectly to my view of a beautifully imperfect world.”