I’m now mentioning it a THIRD time for context, but Squarespace commissioned a interactive mural/ exhibit #AllOverThisLand from me for the Newport Folk Festival this last week. With the direction of Jessica Kausen and the visual flair of Kerri Yonkman, two large vaulted spaces inside Fort Adams were transformed into the Squarespace Studios. Next door to mine, was photographer Giles Clement‘s tintype studio and lounge. Over the course of 3 days, Giles shot scores of artists and performers using the nineteenth century method, called tintype, where actual tin is exposed and developed. Concert goers were invited to hang out and watch. The results are kind of astonishing; everyone –EVERYONE– looks better and more interesting in a tintype by Giles, and this bunch was already in cool-style mode. Giles, who gave up any home, is traveling across the country tin typing with his dog, Zeiss, seen here with the GINORMOUS – I mean four stories tall big – American flag he hung at the far end of the Quad inside 200 year-old Fort Adams. Next stop Brooklyn. I got “tintypes” but it was a test, and I put a top hat over my face, so I’m hoping – because I’m doing SUCH a nice write-up here – that he’ll photograph me with my dog, Lamonte (hint, hint.) – I found a Brussels Griffon tintype on his site, below and I think Lamonte and Zeiss need to meet. Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter & Instagram.
(Tintype photos, Giles Clement)