About GIles

Nashville based photographer Giles Clement is best known for his unequivocal and intimate large format portraits. He uses one of the earliest photographic techniques, known as wetplate-collodion, creating unique silver halide images on sheets of glass or metal.

Popular in the late 1800’s, wetplate was quickly abandoned as less difficult and more reliable methods of portraiture were invented. Today, in harmony with old methods and equipment, Clement uses modern lighting and technologies to capture the faces, and often the souls, of a new generation.

Clement’s cameras and lenses, some more than 160 years old, were hand built by craftsmen in small shops. Made in an age before computerized manufacturing, each of his photographic instruments inherits the minor flaws of their designers. Flaws which are often revealed in the creation of perfectly imperfect images.

Giles' work has been featured in Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. He has captured portraits of Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan as well as Nick Offerman, Elvis Costello, Questlove, Fiona Apple, Kris Kristofferson, and Roger Waters. 


Email us to set up a consultation and inquire about rates. Our beautiful studio is just a few blocks west of downtown Nashville. We look forward to learning more about you and your special day. 

View Giles' work on the web at and Instagram @gilesclement