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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.

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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Portrait of Sarah Kouri by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

What Tom and I like about this shoot is the minimalism: wall, mat, Sarah, Floor. We have a strong minimalist philosophy; no ornamental additions to the photo nor superfluous adjectives in this description.

 Tom finds not only solace in this motion but also a bit of a comedic irony. Much of the commercial photography business requires Tom to embrace consumerism while his actual preference is to ignore the urge to consume.

 Working with Sarah gave Tom a break from business and to correlate his minimalistic ideals with yoga. The only requirement to perform the archaic practice is your presence.

 Sarah in pyramid pose. Her pose is strong, determination in her face. Not even a strong gust could knock her over.

sarah kouri 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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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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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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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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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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Sindy Ferreira by miami photographer Tom Clark

Sindy Ferreira by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Sindy Ferreira by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

Miami is home to many talented Latin American artists, models, actors, and producers. Local photographers can consider themselves lucky for the opportunities to meet and work with such talent on a regular basis.

Sindy Ferreira came by the studio this week to update her headshots in preparing for upcoming auditions with both Venevision International and Telemundo Studios.

Good vibes, energy, and personality were simple to capture in this shoot, as Sindy is a natural in front of the camera. Telenovela fans be on the look out for Ms. Ferreira’s soon return to your TV screen.

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Mauro Guerra Financial Advisor in Miami

Mauro Guerra in Miami by photographer Tom Clark

Mauro Guerra with family members and business partners Jorge, Fabian, and Sebastian outside Versailles in Miami.

Mauro has over thirty years experience as a financial advisor, and plays a mojor role in the Latino community guiding individuals and families to make the most of life with a financial balance between resolving debt and saving for travel and leisure.

The Guerras know that family and community is important and that’s why they are trusted and welcomed throughout Miami.

Mauro Guerra is liked even in the toughest of crowds, such as this one outside of Versailles in the early morning.

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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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Broad Rembrandt Lighting Pattern

Emily Noe Portrait by Miami Photographer Tom Clark

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.

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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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Photographer shoots campfire scene in the Florida Keys

Photographer, father and dog camping in the Florida Keys

Photographer, father and dog camping in the Florida Keys

Find more of Tom Clark’s work at his photographer portfolios.

Being a photographer makes camping more fun and camping makes being alive more fun.

My father was in Miami for Thanksgiving and over the weekend we had an opportunity to camp on the beach in Long Key State Park in the Florida Keys.

This was a perfect time to take a portrait of my dad Frank Clark and my dog Scott Ballentine.

The contrast between  cool moon light and the warm light from fire and flashlights always motivates me to capture the scene around the camp site.

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Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade 2010

Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade in Miami for the release of the Air Jordan 2010

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.

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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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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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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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Portrait of Gillian in the Miami Rain

Gillian's portrait during the Miami rainy season

Gillian's portrait during the Miami rainy season

This portrait was taken of Gillian in the rain during the Miami Summer. Typically photographers avoid the rain but when it happens as often as it does Miami a photographer learns to embrace it.

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