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What do you, Nick Offerman, Channing Tatum, and Regina Spektor all have in common? If you’re smart, it will be having your photo taken by photographer Giles Clement.
Clement isn’t just any photographer. He works on antique equipment making ambrotype portraits. Although he is based out of Nashville, Clement photographs people all over the country. During his upcoming tour, he will be here in Columbus offering sessions.
Clement’s work has been praised by regular joe’s and celebrities alike. It’s unique, intuitive, and all around pretty freaking cool.
Thank you @gilesclement and everyone who worked on this for shooting me with this cool ass process. I feel like I got a glimpse into a past future… also watching it develop reminded me of my childhood and the many hours spent in the dark room with my papa watching white paper transform into captured moments… one of these days I'll get back to photography… But the pressure of shooting once or twice onto a glass negative with silver coating- that's next level:-) Cheers and thanks again! ✨👊
Sharing my pop's 80th birthday gift with you fine folks. An 8×10 tintype shot by @gilesclement graciously hosted by @generalquarters a couple weeks back… …replete with a fair share of period correct/affected stoicism, save of course for Bud who knows and needs not such pretension. Well here's hoping we all can brave the inevitable tumult of the new year by eking out some love, light, and solace if not from without then within our friends, families, selves. Sincerely, if not actually stoically, ag (Note: my scan, neglected to color correct/his will be better)
So now that you’re definitely interested in sitting for a portrait, you’re probably wondering about all of the details. Don’t worry, I’ve got you.
Clement will be here in Columbus for sessions on December 16th at Capital City Scooters. Each portrait session costs $80 for a 4×5 photo (and yes, I double checked, that’s not a typo, it’s just a really great deal). Each session lasts about 20 minutes and you can have up to five people in your portrait.
After you’re done sitting, you’ll be able to watch Clement bring your ambrotype to life right in front of your eyes. Remember, the equipment that you’re being shot with is old, like “over 100-years-old” old, so don’t be surprised if there are tiny imperfections in the final product.
Your ambrotype won’t be done right away though, so you’ll have to wait for it to be processed completely and then mailed to you. But that’s okay, because good things come to those who wait.
And the good thing will be a totally badass portrait.
To book your portrait session, please click here.
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