The Weekly - May 19, 2020 - 16

The View
D A V I D

C L I F F O R D

The
Old Way
Is Back

Photographer David Clifford
of Carbondale, Colorado, turns
to the roots of photography to
create haunting family portraits
during the pandemic.
DAVID CLIFFORD HAS BEEN A FIXTURE IN THE OUTDOOR

and adventure business for 26 years, traveling the globe for
clients including National Geographic, Rock and Ice, Iceland
Naturally, Marmot, The North Face and Trail Runner. But
his latest obsession is a tribute to slowing down. For the past
three years, he has been shooting tin types, using the process
that dates back to 1851 to capture powerful images of everything from skateboarders in action to grizzled mountaineers
posing for portraits. "The process involves coating your tin
with collodion, sensitizing the plate in liquid silver, and then
exposing it," explains Clifford. "Development is not hard, but
does require a darkroom or dark box."
Tin type has also proved an apt medium for quarantine,
when everything has slowed down, and people are finding
new interest in lost arts. "During the COVID-19 crisis, I've
been documenting as many people in my own community as
possible," says Clifford. "I stay 6 feet or more from my subject
and wear a bandanna that I can flip around if I need to catch
a sneeze or a cough." And when Craig Wheeless, who runs
a graphic design studio in Carbondale, and his wife, Erin
Rigney, who makes encaustic paintings, wanted a family
portrait during the pandemic, they turned to Clifford since
the tin type process lends itself to a timeless image.
See Cliffords's work at davidcliffordphotography.com and
follow him on Instagram @davidcliffordphotography.

16 THE WEEKLY / OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER 2020

Photograph by

David Clifford


http://www.davidcliffordphotography.com https://www.instagram.com/davidcliffordphotography/

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