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Der Bachelor in Miami by Celebrity Portrait Photographer Tom Clark

Miami’s role as an international business hub teamed with warm Winters provides a serious advantage for hosting national and international commercial photography and video productions. Companies from up North, South of the border and across the pond seek blue skies, palm trees and sun kissed beach scenes while Miami photographers and production companies standby and wait for the phone to ring.

We shot this photo for the German Bachelor AKA Der Bachelor. His identity kept in secret, but his gesture well recognized. Receiving a rose lets one know he or she has been chosen… a symbol to fans of the show, but also a symbol to our city. 

the bachelor by Miami photographer Tom Clark

The series has filmed in Miami for the past two years, but there’s no guarantee we’ll be receiving the rose in years to come. Competing markets recognize the value of being chosen (perhaps more so than the state of Florida) and are stepping up incentives while we seem to be moving in the opposite direction.

We can only hope this trend comes to a quick end and intercontinental opportunities can thrive under our lush palm tress once more.

Grant Albert likes techno, rock climbing, and basset hounds. You can find more of his writings on noiseprn.

Tom Clark is one of the few commercial Miami photographers offering portrait, product, architectural and interior photography services.

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Thomas and Ashlee from Extremis by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Ashlee Anvik and Thomas Wynants think it’s time you get some outdoor furniture. 

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Thomas, a proud Belgian, met Montana-native Ashlee in the U.S. and soon after they set out to take the Wynants family business to the American market. Extremis designs and manufactures outdoor furniture, or “tools for togetherness.” The company’s approach is “Don’t make anything, unless it is both necessary and useful … and if it is, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful,” a minimalist and eco-friendly philosophy that Tom and myself can fully support.

While we do love our friends, Ashlee and Thomas, we must also love the globalization and interconnectedness taking place every second of every day. The advent of AirBNB made it possible for this connection to happen, combined with our guests ambitious and non-laconic personalities.

They were able to feel at home and a connection soon ensued. We bonded under the umber night sky, eating a dinner of cheeseburgers with a side of vibrant, creamy succotash in the backyard; all while discussing sleek Belgium designed furniture (seriously worth checking out) and of course, world politics.

Grant Albert likes techno, rock climbing, and basset hounds. You can find more of his writings on noiseprn.

Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami offering portrait, product, architectural and interior photography services.

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Bayfront Park Yoga by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

One thing we value about Miami is the seemingly perpetual lifestyle. Picture this: you attend a concert and get out by five in the morning, grab a cafecito with greasy croquettes, attend yoga at Bayfront Park, and then hike the muddy trails of the Big Cypress Preserve for the afternoon.

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While we would not dare such a foolhardy agenda, the options are there. We have the ability to do anything at anytime, an infinite border of culture, nature, lust, and dance (an ideal pool of subject matter for photographers).

However, as fast-paced as Miami can be, we can always take a breath or two or three. Taking place in the morning at Bayfront Park is “Yoga In the Park,” amity between tranquility and speed under a green pavilion. Nestled between the grandiose high rises and azure waters of Miami’s Downtown area.

Tom and I find solace in this capricious lifestyle. However, we also enjoy the times where we can slow down with the likes of a modest hike, gingerly walking past sawgrass or being able to take a deep breath while you go deeper in to your warrior pose, all while being surrounded by water, grass, and steel.

Grant Albert likes techno, rock climbing, and basset hounds. You can find more of his writings on noiseprn.

Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami offering portrait, product, architectural and interior photography services.

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The ladies of The Project Theatre by Miami Portrait Photographer Tom Clark

I had the privilege of shooting the directors of The Project [theatre.] A Miami-based company that was started from scratch. Each day the ladies of The Project [theatre] work to inspire a new generation of theater goers by infusing the spectator with the environment of the story they’re telling.

Gladys Ramirez (Right) and Elayne Bryan (Left) are two hard-working females that strive to push boundaries in theater scene and won’t take “no” for an answer. The concept behind  The Project [theatre] is to take the audience out of their seats and immerse them in the play. Their passion and commitment enriches Miami’s melting pot of diversity and culture.

The Project Theatre by Miami photographer Tom Clark

Tom Clark is a commercial photographer in Miami specializing in portrait, product, food, architectural and interior photography.

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Miami Photographer Tom Clark: Ramen

Tom Clark is a commercial photographer available for food, product, architectural and interior photography in Miami and throughout the U.S.

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This one pays homage to photographers who are just starting their careers, or a typical Tuesday night at my place during the busy season. Just because you’re eating ramen doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Some salt pork, eggs and hot sauce can go a long way and will complete those ramen meals.

Also, I’ve been having some fun trying to make the perfect egg. I guess anyone can get lucky every now and again, but repeating your results with boiled eggs is a surprising challenge (especially working with basic appliances). I like a yolk that’s on the runny side, but definitely need the whites to be firm. I’m not with the runny whites. Not enough time in the heat and you’ve got a mess on your hands… too much time in the heat and your yolks are dried.

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Miami Food Photographer Tom Clark: Whiskey on Ice

Tom Clark is a commercial food photographer based in Miami, FL and available for productions throughout the United States.

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The food photography portfolio continues to grow one subject at a time. After a long day working, while not pour a whiskey on the rocks and work some more.

Some people are familiar with the process in which professional photographers and food stylists use techniques that taint the product, leaving it inedible. I prefer to shoot it like it is… and then consume it.

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Miami Photographer Tom Clark Now Offers Food Photography

Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami offering professional photography services in advertising, celebrity portrait, architectural, interior, product, food and lifestyle assignments throughout the U.S.

Mango Salsa by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Everyone seems to be a food photographer these days, and it makes sense. Well prepared food can be very attractive and we need to keep our social media feeds updated with something. With so many cell phone photographers out there flooding the market with imagery I find it’s more important than ever for professionals to develop a style and an understanding of lighting and composition that goes beyond the basics. It’s easier than ever to get your work out there, but it’s more difficult to stand out from the crowd.

Food is in my top three of reasons to get out of bed, so it makes sense for me to focus on food photography. As I grow in my profession I find a narrowing field of desirable subject matter. I used to offer it all, but realize now the best way to provide honest and authentic results in photography is to have actual interest in the subject.

With thoughts of creating a food specific portfolio and fresh mangoes dropping from the tree in the backyard, two worlds collided. Stay tuned as more images from the soon to be released food photography gallery are completed.

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New River Gorge Bridge by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

new river gorge bridge

Photographers visiting Fayetteville, WV may experience an irresistible attraction to the New River Gorge Bridge. Every photographer knows it’s been done before, still we can’t help ourselves. This is one of the highest vehicular bridges in the world made of a humbling 88 million pounds of steel and cement.

On a recent climbing trip I took advantage of a rest day to find the ideal shot, which led me to Fayette Station Bridge (a nearby, smaller bridge with this unobstructed view). The next morning I woke and forced myself out of the tent before dawn. We made it to the location just as the fog was beginning to clear and the sun was rising. Luckily, the early morning effort was matched by nature’s good graces and an image was captured. After all, it’s a long drive from Miami and we lugged the camera gear all the way.

Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami available for assignments in South FL and throughout the U.S.

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Welcome to Miami by Architectural Photographer Tom Clark

Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami offering professional services in portrait, product, interior, and architectural photography.

836 and 17th street in Miami

Welcome to Miami… now pay me.

If you have traveled to Miami via the international airport, then chances are you have driven under this automated toll collector.  Not only does it make our lives easier by eliminating the exchange of cash on the highway, but it also has pretty neon lights suitable for an introduction to the magic city.

Maybe you’ve seen the highway scene from Bowfinger, if not check it out for a sense of what it’s like to shoot from the shoulder of a highway.  Wanting to make each shot your last is your natural defense system’s way of keeping you alive.  But any photographer knows a few takes is better than one.

We did plan ahead for the sake of our own safety.  This gem of a shot was captured at dawn with minimal traffic (only the hospital workers en route for the start of the day shift) making our awkward presence slightly more acceptable than if we extended our stay into morning rush hour.

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Carolina Pozo Portrait Shoot by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Tom Clark is a professional portrait photographer based in Miami, FL

Carolina Pozo by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

This week’s photo is from a great shoot in the Wynwood studio with Carolina Pozo (often referred to as Caro). The portrait utilizes a delicate balance of natural and strobe lighting. Our goal was to create realistic and interesting imagery in a simplistic setting and we managed to pull off quite a few looks, each as successful as the last.

Working with Carolina was easy since it wasn’t our first project together… check out the Rachel Weisberg fashion short we collaborated on last year.

You can catch Caro in the new Hulu series South Beach, where her and an all-star (mostly local) cast gives a peek into the Miami music industry.

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Rachel Weisberg Spring-Summer 2016 by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Fashion Photographer Asheville, NC

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We had a great shoot in Asheville, NC this week for Rachel Weisberg’s Spring-Summer 2016 collection. In this portrait we found a brief moment to step out as Rachel excitedly prepared for Axis in NY, which begins tomorrow. The otherwise peaceful studio was filled with that good kind of chaos as we shot the likes of Aubrey Huntley, Amy Sreb, Casey Puhr, Taylor Dallis, Sarah Merrell, Patrice Wilson, and Nicole Martinez.

The fashion line utilizes organic materials and processes, which we aimed to reflect in the style of photography. The clean, natural looks below were created by Leigha Beck (makeup) and Amy Day Dougherty (hair).

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fashion photography asheville

Tom Clark is a Miami based commercial photographer offering fashion, portrait, product, interior and architectural photography services in Asheville, NC.

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Furniture Silhouette by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

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Photographers have a hard enough time shooting lacquer surfaces… this piece from Kravet threw a few more challenges in with a center mirrored niche surrounded by black glass. Nothing was out of view with these reflective surfaces and so lighting this piece was fun (can you sense the sarcasm?)

Sometimes it pays to be a control freak. In this case, no matter what the angle, the camera was visible in the subject and I had to make it disappear. As you can see it was a success, but I’m afraid I can’t mention how. Photographers never reveal their tricks, accept maybe after a drink or two.

Below are a few more angles from this shoot.

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Camping in the Forest outside Asheville NC by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

camping in the Pisgah Forest

camping in the Pisgah Forest by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Now that we’re also offering commercial photography services in Asheville NC I’ve found a few more opportunities to camp out in the Carolina wilderness. This shot was taken a few miles off the blue ridge parkway after hiking a bit toward Looking Glass Rock. Now, it wouldn’t be camping in WNC without a sudden thunderstorm interrupting your dinner. Luckily we managed to get a fire going and capture this photograph just before the inevitable.

Tom Clark is a Miami based photographer offering services in the San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Asheville.

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New Studio Location – Miami Fashion Photographer Tom Clark

The photography season in Miami is winding down and we’re finally sorting through all the projects from fall/winter and that means it’s time again for the photo of the week. In a recent shoot with Condition Culture (a Miami based beauty products brand) there were too many keepers to choose just one. So, here’s a gif!

Miami Fashion Photographer Tom Clark

This will be the last shoot to take place in the Pool House Studio. After a long run in Coconut Grove, Tom Clark Photo is moving to a new location in Wynwood. Here’s to a new era!

Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami and offering full production services in South FL, the San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Asheville NC.

 

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Serena Williams by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Serena Williams by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

As Serena Williams sets her sights on an 8th championship at the Miami Open today, it seems suiting to share this image from a recent shoot with 1in11.org.

There’s no doubt Williams will make life hard for opponent Suarez Navarro… let’s just hope the Miami fans can step up their support after a weak display during the semi-finals, in which Halep supporters dominated what should be Williams’ home turf.

 

 

Tom Clark is a celebrity portrait photographer based in Miami, FL.

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Unicef Collaboration: Miami Director of Photography Tom Clark

1 in 11 children in the world are out of school and even more are not receiving a quality education. Serena Williams teamed up with Lionel Messi, UNICEF, FUNDACIO FC BARCELONA, and Reach Out To Asia to help change this statistic. I was lucky enough to participate in this campaign as a director of photography for portions filmed in South Florida.

Working on set with Serena Williams was a great pleasure. It was an inspiration meeting someone who is simply the best in their field, and at the same time willing to take time for others and volunteer a huge presence for a great cause.

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Fall 2014 Look Book for Rachel Weisberg by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

This video accompanies the look book created by Miami photographer Tom Clark for Rachel Weisberg.

The motion picture reveals Carolina Pozo killing the camera in several looks hand crafted by Rachel. It was captured simultaneously with the still images providing a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot itself from the camera’s perspective. Below are some images from the look book.

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fashion photography by miami photographer tom clark

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camping in the Pisgah Forest by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

breakfast by the campfire in the Pisgah Forest back country

breakfast by the campfire in the Pisgah Forest back country

When the Summer starts to drag in Miami, my mind wanders to the mountains and my body soon follows. The Pisgah Forest in Western North Carolina is where we escaped to in early September. Heavy rains kept us in the tent throughout our first night in the back country, so we had dinner for breakfast while watching the sun rise behind the Blue Ridge Mountains; Baked beans, hard-boiled eggs and coffee.

Although the landscapes of WNC provide easy work for photographers, this particular trip proved to be a tough one filled with storm clouds and heavy fog. Luckily things cleared up long enough for this shot to take place. It would have been a shame to carry the camera equipment so far into the mountains only to keep it in the dry bag.

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Smith Rock by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock at dusk by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Miami photographer Tom Clark provides commercial photography services in and around South FL and is now available for projects in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City.

Although climbing was the main objective in this week’s trip to Smith Rock, I’m happy having squeezed in enough time to set up this shot. It’s a classic view of the park (no epic hike or climb required), and I’m sure many people have a similar vantage point captured on their smart phones. Nonetheless, the view was too inspiring not to create this shot.

 

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David Samson on the Field at Marlins Park by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

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David Samson having some fun with the photographer

David Samson: President of the Marlins, TV Survivor contestant, Ironman, philanthropist, and yes… prankster! No need explaining why this gem is the new photo of the week.

This was my first experience on the field of any major league stadium as a photographer, so I got a kick out of the not so subtle gesture. Apparently this sort of thing happens to photographers all the time. Perhaps I’ll start a collection!

With so much attention surrounding the new stadium in Miami, I’m glad to have finally seen it for myself.

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Rachel Weisberg Spring Fashion Short by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Miami photographer Tom Clark is officially offering commercial video production services to compliment his fashion, product, advertising, lifestyle, architectural and interior photography.

In this compilation with Rachel Weisberg we hope to showcase a filming style with high visual impact, low production overhead, and quick turnaround to keep up with ever-increasing demands for social media.

Rachel Weisberg is an environmentally conscious designer, creating one of a kind pieces, hand dyed and sewn at her personal studio in the Coconut Grove area of Miami.

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Rachel Weisberg Spring 2014 by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Rachel Weisberg by Miami fashion photographer Tom Clark

If you’re in Miami this Saturday, stop by Goldie Boutique in Coconut Grove. Sip some wine and check out an exceptional trunk show of Rachel Weisberg’s Spring/Summer collection. Rachel is a NY fashion designer, recently transplanted to Miami and lucky for us. Her pieces are one of a kind, made/dyed by hand, and of sustainable or vintage materials… just saying.

When it comes to creativity Rachel Weisberg is of a rare breed, one that makes a photographer’s job duck soup. Her use of color, texture, and understanding of simplicity make for enjoyable shoots that hardly seem like work and provide great results.

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Camping in the Ten Thousand Islands by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

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South FL offers a small window of opportunity for photographers to stay the night out in the wilderness free from the wrath of mosquitoes and oppressive heat/humidity. To take advantage of this I headed out to do some camping and fishing with my father. In my opinion the ten thousand islands offers the best camping experience in Florida.

Just a short trip from Miami, this park offers starry skies, a primitive camping experience, and some of the best fishing I’ve experienced. The calm and secluded nature of the islands makes them perfect for nighttime landscape photography.

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Rachel Weisberg Fall Collection by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

rachel weisberg fall collection by miami photographer Tom Clark

Rachel Weisberg Fall 2013 modeled by Jehane Serralles

New York – Miami fashion designer Rachel Weisberg makes unique, hand-made clothing inspired by an environmental and social consciousness. Through the use of organic cotton, grown and spun in the United States and treated with natural, low impact dyes she creates one of a kind pieces that are as friendly to the environment as they are to the eye. Her leather and vintage fabric designs are made with re-purposed materials.

Weisberg’s 2013 fall collection will be featured in the Here Now pop up store/workspace from October 4th til the 26th at 35 E 1st Street in Manhattan.

While working on this shoot it became apparent to me that Rachel Weisberg has an intimate, hands-on connection with each piece in the collection, which is an inspiration and a rare concept in today’s fashion industry.

 

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Super Larry… coming soon!

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Super Larry confronted by Sheriff Leeland

Meet Super Larry (Mark Teich)! Fictional desert town Vienna, CA’s very own super hero seen confronting Sheriff Leeland (Chris Coppola) on set while filming Super Larry, the pilot episode.

In this scene the envious sheriff’s wired temper explodes when he catches Super Larry attempting to fight crime in his jurisdiction.

The show, produced by Lord Danger and directed by Gille Klabin and Aaron Grasso, manifests a conglomeration of wit, irony, social truisms, and pure hilarity. For updates on when and where you’ll be able to catch the show’s premiere follow Lord Danger on facebook.

Apart from Miami, Tom Clark is now offering full production services as a commercial photographer in San Francisco, and Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

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