Photographer Uses 160-Year-Old Camera to Take Unique Portrait Photos

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Modern cameras still require talent and skill to take great photographs, but the photos that Nashville-based creative Giles Clement takes require another level of skill and knowledge because he uses camera equipment from the 1800's.

Using camera equipment that's more than 160 years ago his tintype images are far from the clarity achieved through modern day equipment but the end result is nothing short of beautiful as his subjects are taken back in time. In this series he uses two types of photography, tintype and ambrotype which were both made popular in the 1850's and 1860's. 

Although the outcome from these early forms of photography are far from perfect Giles uses this to his advantage writing that "the inherent flaws of these instruments lend themselves perfectly to my view of a beautifully imperfect world.”

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Giles Clement

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Giles Clement

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Giles Clement

Giles Clement

Giles Clement

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Giles Clement

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Source: gilesclement.com