Super excited to announce our pop-up portrait event this Friday night, July 18th, at our new shop, Pioneer Goods Co. at 764 Tremont Street in Boston.
I’ve been a big fan of Giles Clement for a while now, and I almost fell over when he reached out to me and asked if we’d be interested in hosting him for one of his travelling portrait studio events. If you are unfamiliar with Giles and/or tintype photography, you can check out his website at gilesclement.com or following him on Instagram @gilesclement. I am super stoked for the event, and if you are in the Boston area, I would truly love to have you swing by, check out the new shop, have a drink and have your portrait taken.
A bit more about Giles and our event:
In the tradition of artists and tradesmen of generations past, portrait photographer Giles Clement is taking his studio on the road. Clement uses the tintype method of photography to create unique silver images on sheets of black metal. Tintyping was popular in the late 1800’s, but was quickly abandoned as less difficult and more reliable methods of portraiture were invented. Clement’s camera equipment is antique – some of it more than 160 years old. In harmony with old methods and equipment, he uses modern lighting and technologies to capture the faces, and often the souls, of a new generation of artists, inventors and pioneers.
He will be stopping through Boston on July 18th and is being hosted by Pioneer Goods for an evening of tintype portraiture. We invite you to join us from 6-9pm and to have your portrait taken in the way of your great grandparents. Clement will be taking 4×5 inch tintypes for the price of $50. Each plate will be carefully rinsed, scanned into a digital file and then ready for pick up the following day at Pioneer. The plates themselves will last for hundreds of years and are a great way to capture yourself in a timeless and beautiful way.
I couldn’t be more excited, and I would love to have you there. Come by and say hi!