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Climbing the Divide by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Lucy climbs in Red Rock Nevada:

Twenty minutes west of Las Vegas, the gentle eye in a category five hurricane of vice, sin, blue-men, and neon. The term “juxtaposition” gets thrown around rather liberally but Red Rock is a true juxtaposition. You have the fast paced, silicon lifestyle of Vegas and yet, in the horizon, rocks glisten with unfathomed potential.  

I find the phrase “the mountains are calling” to be disconcerting, but when viewing this photo, it’s all I hear. Perfect rock in perfect conditions. Lucy climbs a forty foot boulder, “The Divide” in the Kraft boulder field. Though the rock stands tall with aplomb, Lucy uses technique to chimney up the divide.

We often forget how pivotal nature is to our creativity and ego. Cormac McCarthy, in his book “Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West” invokes mans interconnectedness to the rock:

“The very clarity of these articles belied their familiarity, for the eye predicates the whole on some feature or part and here was nothing more luminous than another and nothing more enshadowed and in the optical democracy of such landscapes all preference is made whimsical and a man and a rock become endowed with unguessed kinship.”

climbing in red rock by Miami photographer Tom Clark

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.

yoga in the park by Miami photographer

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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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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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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Miami Fashion Shoot by photographer Tom Clark

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Drea Solis by Miami photographer Tom Clark

Topeekeegee Yugnee Park, located in Hollywood, FL provides an amazing portrait, fashion, and/or lifestyle location for Miami photographers. It’s a short drive to the North and contains rolling hills, which are very rare in South Florida, and oak trees rather than the typical palms that are so commonly seen in photographs taken in Miami.

The park can become very crowded (especially on the weekends), but early in the morning and with the right perspective  photographers can create the illusion of isolation in a natural setting.

Drea Solis, a local jazz dancer commissioned this shoot as part of her image portfolio.

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Stock Photography by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

bald eagle mountain

Bald eagle flying over an Akaskan mountain

This week’s photo is part of a stock photography collection of images.

As a core contributor to the boutique stock agency Glasshouse Images (based out of NYC), Tom Clark has compiled an eclectic group of imagery from expressive lifestyle and food photography, to expansive and almost hyper-real environments and nature images.

In this photograph an eagle soars through a dramatic Alaskan landscape with a balance of vivid detail and negative space, making the image an ideal candidate for stock photography with plenty of room for copy and logos.

Check out more of the stock images Tom Clark has available in his stock photography collection.

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Caroline Seymour by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

caroline seymour

Caroline Seymour by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Photographers in Miami are surrounded with location options ideal for photographing lifestyle and fitness concepts. In the process of creating a variety of looks for Caroline Seymour to be used in her brand new modeling portfolio, we covered a range of styles, looks, and concepts.

Although we covered scenes of Caroline running on the beach, doing yoga by the water, and exercising in the park, this image (taken from the stairs of the old Coconut Grove Playhouse), which provides an urban perspective, stood out to me as the most powerful.

Caroline Seymour is based out of The Carolinas and is available for commercial, lifestyle, fitness, and fashion modeling assignments.

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707 Boeing Interior and Exterior by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

707 boeing by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

707 boeing by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

This week’s photo is a two for one deal. After photographing the interiors and exterior of this 707 Boeing for Principal Air Services, I had a difficult time choosing which image to post.

It was a great experience working with the crew and staff at Commercial Jet in Miami, and these two images, when placed together help to provide an idea of what that experience was all about.

From a photographers stand point, an airplane like this is a sort of combination between a large product, and an interior shoot. It was an exciting challenge to light the massive exterior and to reveal the spacious and luxurious spaces inside.

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Erick Morillo Voodoo Nights by Miami photographer Tom Clark

Subliminal Sessions Voodoo Nights with Erick Morillo

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.

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Miami Beach Art Deco

Art Deco scene from Miami's South Beach

Art Deco in Miami's South Beach

Miami offers many great locations for photographers to shoot at. One of the more well known areas is the art deco distrct in South beach along Ocean Drive.

As a professional photographer in Miami it could only be a matter of time before I went down there myself. The area has a much different vibe at five thirty AM than throughout the night.

Parking is never an issue this early in the morning, and the only partiers left are those who are truly dedicated to seeing the sunrise.

The early morning presents opportunities to a photographer such as this one in which time seems to stand still just for you.

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Portraits with a Holga by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Holga Portrait

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.

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Miami Grrrl

Miami Grrrl

Miami Grrrl

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.

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Jimbo’s in Miami’s Virginia Key

Miami Photographer Shoots at the Jimbo's Bus

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.

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Point Blank City’s Young Souf

Miami photographer shoots Point Blank City's Young Souf at the Playhouse

Miami photographer shoots Point Blank City's Young Souf at the Playhouse

The perfect location is one that will test the limits of photographers. For instance, this abandoned playhouse in the Coconut Grove section of Miami was a great setting for photographing Point Blank City’s Young Souf. However, to get the perfect shot we knew it was necessary to make it onto the roof. Attention is the enemy of a geurilla photographer but we took our chances and climbed atop the building for the whole town to see.

With luck and light on our side we were able to get some great shots and vacate the premises on good terms. Now we have proper images to serve as the album artwork for Young Souf’s upcoming mixtape Gangsta Muzik.

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Photographer shoots urban camping in Miami

Urban Camping in Miami

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

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Francisco Stanzione by Miami photographer Tom Clark

Francisco Stanzione by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

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.

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Blood Type, Miami Hip Hop Artists

Miami Hip Hop duo Blood Type

Miami Hip Hop duo Blood Type

Blood Type is a hip hop duo out of Homestead and is bringing realistic, raw rap skills to the Miami scene with flows reminiscent of an east coast style combined with southern roots.

The independent artists are looking to shine some light on their work and needed a photographer to create images for an EPK that will be released in the near future. I am always excited to help local artists present their image to the public and am glad to be involved in the Miami hip hop scene which is definitely on the come up.

If you enjoy imaginative and poetic lyrics you will want to keep an eye and ear out for Blood Type.

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Joe Kydd

Scotish model Joe Kydd

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.

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Miami Photographer Shoots Point Blank City

Miami Label Point Blank City's Danilo, Spoat, Skrilla, and Yung Souf

Miami Label Point Blank City's Danilo, Spoat, Skrilla, and Yung Souf

This week’s photograph was part of a promotional photo shoot for a Miami based record label named Point Blank City.

In the photograph from left to right is; Yung Souf, Skrilla, Spoat, and Danilo Cacace. You can find them on the street or in the studio, however you like it. Be on the look out for Spoat’s debut album and find out for yourself if he is the South’s hottest new rapper. Find Spoat’s 16 bars freestyle on youtube. Also check out the Point Blank City Anthem video. I am happy to have had the opportunity to photograph the guys who may put Hollywood Florida on the map.

Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami and is available for assignments in professional photography across the U.S. and abroad. Contact us for your custom fashion, portrait, lifestyle, product or headshot photography.

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Commercial and Fashion Portfolio Photograph for Miami talent Rivens Desamour.

Miami fashion Photograph

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.

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Miami Fashion Photographer Scores Vintage Location

Fashion photograph of Miami model Omar Bain

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.

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Food Photography on the Fly Tips for Photographers

Food photography with the use of available light

Food photography with the use of available light

When it comes to editorial, magazine based food photography there are two things that a photographer is usually left without; time and money. Creative ideas and beautiful images have to develop on the fly. Here are some quick tips based on my experience so far…

* Choose your background wisely…
Food and Lifestyle Photograph Green

* Try to avoid converging lines…
Food Photograph of Tuna Tartar

* If the background is not so great, wash it out…
Food Photography Desert Vegan

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Birthday Snapshot Photography with Canon G10

Snapshot taken at Gillian's birthday dinner at the Biltmore in Miami

Snapshot taken at Gillian's birthday dinner at the Biltmore in Miami

A photographer can sometimes be in the way and spoil the moment. This was part of an attempt to be a less invasive portrait photographer during Gillian’s birthday dinner at the Biltmore in Miami. I wanted to achieve beautiful photographs in real time without worrying about technical settings and manual controls. The Canon G10 when tweaked right can provide the look I wanted in automatic shooting mode. This is a great camera to have when photography is not your main focus but you would like to get great images.

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