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Photographer Uses 160-Year-Old Camera To Take Beautiful Portraits 

The heart and mind are the true lenses of the camera. Photography has no rules; it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved. 

Giles Clement is a contemporary photographer. He enjoys to do the things in an old-fashioned way and also uses camera equipment made in the 1800s.

"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" writes the photographer on his website.

His some of the pictures below are both haunting and arresting:


Photographer Uses 160-Year-Old Camera To Take Beautiful Portraits 

Photographer Uses 160-Year-Old Camera To Take Beautiful Portraits 

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Giles Clement- A Nashville Based Photographer.

Giles Clement- A Nashville Based Photographer.

The 16*20 ambrotypes.

The 16*20 ambrotypes.

Slightly larger than life, and floating on glass.

Slightly larger than life, and floating on glass.

He used the home built camera for these alluring pictures.

He used the home built camera for these alluring pictures.

The lens used for these shots was off a World War I spy Zeppelin.

The lens used for these shots was off a World War I spy Zeppelin.

He specialized in portraiture.

He specialized in portraiture.

He uses digital and film cameras to capture the colorful and endlessly changing the world.

He uses digital and film cameras to capture the colorful and endlessly changing the world.

His body of work is made using the tintype processes.

His body of work is made using the tintype processes.

He usually creates such photographs which he dream of when travelling.

He usually creates such photographs which he dream of when travelling.

His works are more than just a photograph.

His works are more than just a photograph.

The inherent flaws of his instruments lend themselves perfectly to his view of a beautifully imperfect world.

The inherent flaws of his instruments lend themselves perfectly to his view of a beautifully imperfect world.

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