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Miami Free Transportation by Photographer Tom Clark

Miami gets a bad rap when it comes to public transportation. We find it unreliable and unavailable. While our transportation system can be lacking, you cannot deny variety is there.

Tom is a patient photographer. He hung around long enough to get this shot on a Wednesday afternoon, right before the madness that is rush hour.

free transportation in Miami by photographer Tom Clark

Above is the PeopleMover. A free metro that covers 4.5 miles and takes Kendallers, Brickellites, and Downtowners all around Downtown free of charge. Yes, they are still in use after Ultra Music Festival where ravers crowd the cab with neon and sweat.

To the right is the Miami Trolley. A bus painted in the University of Miami colors and takes travelers all throughout North Miami: Wynwood, the Stadium, and even Coconut Grove.

Below is the humble biker. Despite the odds that they could be hit by a car at any moment (wear a helmet,) they are brave enough to pedal the streets of Miami.

We are then stripped to our most primitive form, walking. Fortunately enough, Downtown is riddled with shops, business, and restaurants all within walking distance. When the clock turns 5 and all of Miami loses their minds to beat the rush, it’s not a bad idea to take a breath and think of our options.

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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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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Thomas and Ashlee from Extremis by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

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

extremis by miami photographer tom clark

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.

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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Product Photographer Based in Miami

While people tend to focus their energies on the final product, we must not forget about the initial processes. Here is a photo of three stainless steel mixing bowls, behind them, kitchen utensils; often the first resource in beginning a recipe.

product photography mixing bowls

Tom and I believe that it is better to tackle the task in steps rather than an all guns blazing approach. This brings forth better results than the latter. As you can’t make an omelet without cracking an egg, you can’t make passionfruit infused challah bread without pouring in the first teaspoon of yeast.

On social media one usually sees the final product of the meal more so than the actual process. A piece of meat laying on a plate in a deadpan ceremony of iPhone’s cameras and unhinged hashtags. While pages like Tasty and YouTube channels like FoodWishes showcase the processes, why not focus more on the organic steps? The step-by-steps are often the most thrilling and provide a feeling of accomplishment that outshines the quick shot of the $15 smoothie bowl.

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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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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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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Michelle Andrea by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

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Michelle Andrea posing in her studio in Brickell by Miami photographer Tom Clark

Michelle Andrea showed up at the gym for a spin class, but when it was full she found herself taking pole fitness (a somewhat different type of spin) instead. After just one class Michelle bought her own pole and has been an enthusiast ever since. She was naturally gifted and picked up strength and skills swiftly, working for a hedge fund during the day and practicing pole fitness on her flex time.

Some promoters have gone to great lengths to change peoples’ perceptions of the sport, making it more of a non-sexual form of dance and acrobatics, while others prefer to embrace pole dancing’s roots in burlesque and striptease routines… Regardless of what type of shoes you choose to wear, pole dance proper involves athletic moves such as climbs, spins and inversions. Rigorous training is necessary to develop the core and upper body strength for pole proficiency.

Like ballet, pole dance provides an excellent subject for photographers as dancers pay specific attention to form, shape and lines while achieving certain poses and moves.

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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

night landscape photography

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.

 

For more images from this shoot visit Miami fashion photographer!

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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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New Yosemite night climb by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

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New Yosemite at the New River Gorge Junk Yard Wall

Photographers are faced with certain challenges when shooting at night. It may be difficult to achieve focus on your subject, exposure settings are critical, and the dynamic range of a particular scene may be extremely dramatic. Often times various exposures are required for one scene, which will be layered together in post. This is a technique I’ve come to embrace, and perhaps the challenge is what I enjoy most about nighttime landscape photography.

Adding a person in action to a nighttime shot brings on a whole new set of challenges. Cooperation/communication is added to the mix while patience and discipline become even more important than usual. Brian Tannler, a trained and disciplined climber understands the necessity of good communication making him an ideal person to work with on creating this type of shot.

After a day of climbing at the New River Gorge Junk Yard Wall we decided New Yosemite, a beautiful splitter (rare for the East Coast) with an amazing view of the New River Gorge Bridge would be the ideal route to set up the camera on. Brian’s headlamp helped to highlight the route really making it stand out in the shot.

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Promotional Commercial Video for Glubbs by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Tom Clark is officially offering commercial video services on top of his existing commercial photography services. This includes directing, filming, audio, editing, and a full range of production services.

It was a great pleasure working with Robert Long (the creator of Glubbs) to produce this short film about a revolutionary product that enhances grip and maintains its structural integrity after countless hours of extreme training.

 

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Swimwear Fashion at Night by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

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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.

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Tony Goldman by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

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Portrait Photographer
Miami – South Florida

To say Tony Goldman was an interesting character, a pioneer, a creative success, and a charitable man would be the understatements of the century.

Photographers in Miami who have had the opportunity to photograph Tony Goldman know he surrounded himself with unique style, as if his personality was clinging to the walls around him. He was known for turning the place to avoid into the place to be seen and is responsible for keeping the spirit of art alive and bringing new life to some of NYC, Miami, and Philadelphia’s most downtrodden neighborhoods.

Make it out this Saturday to witness the huge success of Miami’s Wynwood arts district due in large to Tony Goldman.

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Winter Equestrian Festival coverage of Georgina Bloomberg by Miami Photographer Tom Clark[

Geargina Bloomberg entering her stables after a day of competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival

Geargina Bloomberg entering her stables after a day of competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival

Editorial Photographer
Miami – South Florida

Wellington, FL is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival and so it is also home to pro jumper Georgina Bloomberg.

Since it’s a rare opportunity for photographers to gain access to the heiress’ property (which has a jumping ring and full stable as depicted here) I was more than honored at the opportunity to provide the photography for Equistyle Magazine’s upcoming story on Georgina.

We were able to cover a variety of scenes both on the property and at the Winter Equestrian Festival. For more images and more information on the shoot visit: Miami Photographers

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Oliva Cigars by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Oliva Cigars Miami

Oliva Cigars by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Photographer
Miami – South FL

Product photography can prove to be a challenge for even experienced Photographers.

Composition along with lighting plays an important roll in bringing still subjects to life. In this commercial image for Oliva Cigars our goal was to introduce their Melanio Line with the feeling of the line’s tag line “A New Standard In Excellence”.

Because of their matt surface and glossy labels, cigars can prove to be a difficult subject for photographers. It’s very important to create a lighting scenario that shows the texture and color of the cigar without creating too much shine on the label.

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Looking Glass Rock by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

looking glass rock by Miami photographer Tom Clark

Photographer South Florida

Summer in Miami can prove to be a trying time for photographers (particularly in the fashion industry.) Once the season passes, the professional photography industry in Miami mostly heads North with the snow birds.

This year I decided to cope with the slow season by taking a little time off… away from South Florida and the heat.

This landscape image was captured early one morning in the North Carolina Pisgah Forest. The view from John Rock overlooks Looking Gass Rock to the North.

The time in nature was much appreciated and now I’m back in Miami eagerly awaiting the busy season and ready to take your call.

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Architectural and Interior Photography in Miami

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Architectural and interior photography by Miami photographer Tom Clark

Already known as a commercial advertising, fashion, lifestyle and product photographer in South Florida, Tom Clark is currently establishing a presence in the architectural and interior photography genre.

Miami provides an eclectic and interesting landscape for architectural and interior photographers to explore and portray.

The subject matter requires a vast knowledge of lighting technique, composition, and post production. All of which the Miami based photographer has a firm grasp on, and years of experience perfecting.

Tom is equipped to travel throughout Florida and the U.S. for your next architectual/interior project.

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Your Big Picture Cafe directed by Miami photographer Tom Clark

On top of professional still photography, Tom Clark now offers commercial video production services. His attention to detail and creative production methods that have  placed Tom among the short list of high end commercial photographers in Miami are now being applied to video.

We are now available for promotional, model portfolio, commercial advertising, and music video productions.

Your Big Picture Cafe is a full service coffee and loose tea bar with a lot more to offer than your typical cafe. Its presence is truly unique in South Florida and the purpose of this video was to convey just that.

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Condition Culture by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Condition Culture by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Photographers in South Florida often have the pleasure of working under blue skies with their toes in the sand. This was the case last week while on a shoot for Condition Culture, a Miami based hair accessories company.

Color Smash Hair Shadow works in a similar way to makeup, enabling you to temporarily color your hair. It goes on easy, is sealed with hairspray, and washes out. Perfect for making a bold statement  without a commitment.

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Momentum Dance Company by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Momentum Dance Company

Momentum dance company is well known throughout the Miami dance community for its key role in keeping culture alive in our city.
With 30 year of performing, Momentum is one of the oldest and most established dance companies in the South Eastern U.S. Delma Iles (founder and artistic director of Momentum) offered a free performance at the Colony Theather in Miami Beach on April 7th to celebrate the company’s legacy.
The performance aligned with the 2012 Miami Dance Festival, which has been in operation since 2002. This photograph was captured of Katie Sopocci-Drake (choreographer/dancer) prior to the free performance.
As photographs are generally prohibited during performances, it was a great opportunity to be the photographer on hand.

Momentum dance company is well known throughout the Miami dance community for its key role in keeping culture alive in our city.With 30 year of performing, Momentum is one of the oldest and most established dance companies in the South Eastern U.S. Delma Iles (founder and artistic director of Momentum) offered a free performance at the Colony Theather in Miami Beach on April 7th to celebrate the company’s legacy.The performance aligned with the 2012 Miami Dance Festival, which has been in operation since 2002. This photograph was captured of Katie Sopocci-Drake (choreographer/dancer) prior to the free performance.As photographs are generally prohibited during performances, it was a great opportunity to be the photographer on hand.

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