Once or twice a year, Tom does a collaborative shoot with fashion designer and now Asheville, NC resident, Rachel Weisberg and Miami native actor/model/singer, Carolina Pozo.
Rachel combines the elements of fashion with concerns in production sustainability, emphasizing on local scale practices. The collaboration makes perfect sense: a photographer with minimalist aesthetic and a designer with a minimal footprint. My eyes are drawn to the brass horseshoe. Carolina’s vertebras and back muscles elevate the horseshoe while it gingerly dangles from a thin, gold chain. The ocean blue dress then blends in with a blank wall, Carolina’s umber hair and vivacious tan juxtaposing.
Tom never considered these shoots to be work and I can see why. Tom, Rachel, and Carolina created a beautiful and useful image while in an atmosphere of the ideal work environment.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
For more images from this shoot visit Miami fashion photographer!
As a professional photographer it’s absolutely necessary to keep yourself inspired and in a place of creativity/productivity. Sometimes this is easier said than done.
When a creative block takes hold the easiest way I’ve found to break through is to go out and shoot, trying a new idea, or even building on an old concept. For a while I’ve been meaning to shoot fashion at night as a means to experience and produce something a little different.
As a nature/landscape photographer I’ve become quite comfortable shooting in the dark. However, this was the first time including a model and dealing with the need to light a living, breathing (and moving) subject. Generally night exposures have very high ISO’s and/or very slow shutter speeds, which can make lighting a challenge when working with a model. At the same time, this causes photographers to approach the situation differently than normal. So it’s only natural that the results would differ from a typical shoot done in the day or in the studio.
Nighttime fashion makes sense in a place like Miami, where the urban landscape is much more interesting than the natural surroundings.
Visit Night Fashion shoot in Miami to see the other images from this shoot.
Jessica Danielle photographed by Miami Photographer Tom Clark for Labatt Blue Light Lime
Miami – South Florida
Nothing says Winter in Miami like photographers on the beach shooting models in swim suits.
In this bikini calendar shoot for Labatt Blue Light Lime we really made ourselves at home on Miami Beach’s South Point. It was a great feeling having the 78 VW bus out on the sand and Jessica danielle was the perfect model for the newest production vehicle’s first shoot.
Credits include: Cintia Silva (hair), McKenzie Ramirez (makeup), Yasmin Deliz (wardrobe and styling), Stonehenge Circle (producer), The Strategic Agency (creative direction).
Fashion Photographer South Florida
Photographers mobbed the design district this week during Fashion’s Night Out Miami where street fashion opportunities were on the loose.
I’ve been told Miami is all about the shoes, but I believe there’s at least a little more to it than that. For every bedazzled shirt, mini-skirt, high heel combo there’s a creative spirit somewhere nearby… if you know where to look.
On this particular occasion American and European fashion and styles were covered from all angles. To view some more looks visit the street fashion photography gallery.
A meadow of reeds taking up a vacant city lot along River Drive in Miami recently caught my attention as I passed by. The contrast of natural growth and urban infrastructure seemed to provide an intriguing twist on the all too common fashion in the meadow concept.
Georgina (who flew into Miami from the South of France to celebrate her birthday) worked this location with her amazing red features, bringing another element of contrast to the scene, and making me the photographer inspired about the shoot.
This image was styled by Emily Noe.
Emily Noe by Miami Photographer Tom Clark
As the abundance of Spring catalog fashion waits for the heat and rain to pass, the Summer in Miami provides a perfect opportunity for photographers to test and update their portfolio.
Rather than crowding the beaches, parks, and palm-lined streets, photographers (those of us who remain in the area) find excuses to shoot in air conditioned studios and location homes.
In this photograph, local modern dancer and wardrobe stylist Emily Noe shows off her ability to style the wardrobe and model it simultaneously.
This image was created in the Coconut Grove Pool House Studio.
In a recent Miami photo shoot with the South Florida up and coming hip hop artist Raheem Malik the looks were coming together with a smooth flow similar to his own lyrical style.
Of course this is expected with Emily Noe styling hand selected pieces from stash wardrobe in Miami.
Be on the lookout for Malik’s debut album, which is soon to drop and for the release of his website raheemmalik.com, scheduled to be live on December 20th.
Raheem’s character makes the job of a photographer seem easy.
Voodoo Nights by Miami Photographer Tom Clark
This Summer in Ibiza Subliminal Sessions presented Voodoo Nights mixed by world famous DJ Erick Morillo.
It was my pleasure to work as the photogapher on this campaign, which took place at Aperture Pro Studios in Miami, and involved giant boa constrictors, hand-made wardrobe designs by Maya Claughton, and beautiful makeup artistry by Autumn Suna.
The images created were used to promote shows for the entire Summer season, including posters, billboards, and flyers.
To see more from this shoot visit the editorial gallery.
Amy Larue in a vintage dress by Miami photographer Tom Clark
One of my favorite parts about being a photographer is helping other artists bring their visions to life. This week I collaborated with Miami wardrobe stylist Emily Noe in creating this image.
We had wanted to shoot at this giant tree for a while but didn’t get inspired until Emily came accross the vintage dress at Miami’s Atomic Wardrobe.
We were lucky to have the beautiful Amy Larue as our model who pulled everything together perfectly. Emily and Amy are both dancers with the Momentum Dance Company, which recently presented the local Miami Dance Festival.
Portraits of Emily Noe shot on a Holga by Miami photographer Tom Clark
As a professional photographer I spend a lot of time following the rules of composition and exposure. It’s nice to give myself a break now and again by loading 120 film in the holga and letting fate play a role in the outcome of my images.
The holga is cheap, lightweight, and easy to use so there is no real excuse for me not to bring it on bike rides through Miami or on camping trips.
I spend a lot of time being a commercial, fashion, and portrait photographer, but I hardly take any photos for myself that will be appreciated down the line as souvenirs. The holga helps record memories that look just like memories.
This photograph was taken with the intentions of using color to create balance in a composition.
I am currently working on a project that causes me to concentrate on the different aspects of photo composition. In this case the placement of colors in the frame determines how the image is viewed (or at least that was my original goal.) Most often I am met with surprise between starting to compose a shot and finishing.
I feel that the color in this photograph creates balance but it is not the only compositional element that has a strong presence. I chose colors that would stand out, but the lines in this image compete heavily to control how it is viewed.
black and white portrait by Miami photographer Tom Clark
Creating this photograph took me back to the days of photography school, in which I spent hours in the studio perfecting the various lighting patterns. The one shown here is a broad Rembrandt.
A current project that I am working on (one that cannot be named yet) required that I provide examples of the differnt styles of lighting and different lighting patterns. It was a good time working with Emily and a great refresher course for me.
We went through the Paramount, Loop, Split, and Rembrandt. I also, threw in a few of my own. As the project is closer to being completed I will tell you guys all about it.
Miami Photographer Shoots at the Jimbo's Bus
Every photographer in Miami has probably shot at or at least heard about shooting at Jimbo’s on Virginia Key. After being hired to photograph a story for local model and talent Alejandro Mazzieri I decided it was time that I have a shoot there.
The location was suiting for the model’s style and I’ve heard talk of changes to come as far as Jimbo’s is concerned. Had I missed the opportunity to shoot there it would have been a shame.
This busted up bus is amazing and the whole location is sort of a playground for photographers. Perhaps the best part of the location is the shrimp and beer though.
Urban Camping in Miami
Photographers in Miami have a tendency to shoot in locations that are well known by most local photographers as great locations. This causes a panic in me that drives me to seek out new and distinguishable settings.
This week I teamed up with Emily Noe (model, hair & makeup artist, wardrobe stylist, etc.) on a self produced fashion editorial assignment.
The theme was urban camping, the wardrobe was thrifty, and the production style was based on guerilla mobility.
This photo gave us a chance to put on a show for the commuters waiting for the bridge. Stay tuned to see the rest of the shoot in the soon to come editorial gallery
Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade in Miami for the release of the Air Jordan 2010
Tom Clark is a photographer based out of Miami providing Commercial photography in fashion, portrait, advertising, product and editorial assignments.
To view Tom’s current photo of the week and his online portfolios please visit Miami Photographer.
This week in Miami Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade paired up for a press conference to present the upcoming Air Jordan 2010.
Wade was selected by Jordan to debut the shoe and will be representing the Jordan brand on the court as of February 2010. For more info visit nba.com.
I am excited to have had the opportunity to work with Nike on this project. It was an honor to meet Michael Jordan who was a role model of mine and Dwyane Wade who is a local hero here in Miami.
Francisco Stanzione by Miami Photographer Tom Clark
Francisco Stanzione has teamed up with Anthony Embry Public Relations and is preparing to introduce himself to the film and photo industries.
Stanzione is currently living in the Miami area and was in need of a photographer to create images that will be included in his Press Release Kit. It is always a pleasure to work with creative, young talent and I feel that Francisco Stanzione has the drive and backing to create waves in the sea of entertainers known as Los Angeles.
Check back next week for more images from this shoot in Tom Clark’s portrait photography gallery.
Miami Fashion Photography
This week we were lucky to have Julia and Hemendra in Miami for a photo shoot. The couple has been traveling from Berlin and has made stops in Frankfurt, New York, and Miami.
They wanted a photographer to create a book showcasing Julia’s beauty and diversity. With fashion styles from around the world and an elite crew (Autumn Suna – Hair and Makeup & Jim Weber – Lighting Tech) this assignment reminds the world that Miami is still the place to come for unique, affordable, high end fashion and portrait work.
Check back next week to view more images from this job in the fashion gallery.
Scotish model Joe Kydd
This week we had a special guest here in Miami. Scotland’s hot young model Joe Kydd flew in to take part in an American fashion story. The idea was to merge classic, timeless and new styles to reveal the eclectic nature of a real person with a sense of fashion.
The styles and concepts span from the 50’s to the present and Joe was perfect for the job. His look is versatile which allowed us to experiment and have variety.
Check back next week to view more images from this story in the fashion gallery.
Fashion Portfolio Shoot in Miami
This photograph was selected from a fashion portfolio shoot in Miami Beach. Tom offers fashion, editorial, lifestyle and portrait photography for models and actors based in Miami and is always finding new locations on the beach, in the street, in hotels, private homes and in the studio. View more of Tom’s work at http://www.tomclarkphoto.com/
Miami fashion Photograph
This photograph was part of a portfolio shoot for a local Miami model and actor. The early morning provides an ideal setting for capturing beautiful images in fashion, lifestyle and portraiture.
Swimsuit fashion photograph in Miami
This swimwear fashion photograph was taken of Gillian in the backyard of my studio in Miami.
Fashion photograph of Miami model Omar Bain
Miami photographer Tom Clark shot this photograph as part of Omar Bain’s portfolio photo shoot in the Morningside section of Miami. The location is a truly vintage mansion that is in the process of being renovated. Luckily the opportunity to shoot there was not wasted. View more at Miami Fashion Photographer. Tom Clark is a Miami photographer and provides portfolio photo shoots for models, actors, musicians, artists and dancers.