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.
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.
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.
A big concern in Miami at this point is not whether the oil from the BP spill off the gulf coast will reach our waters, but when.
This photograph was taken on Cayo Costa off the west coast of Florida. It was chosen as the photo of the week to symbolize the ripple that this oil spill will cause in our history.
I am not a political photographer or a journalist. This image is simply a representation of the relationship I have with the natural world and an expression of my sorrow that eco systems from the carribean to Mississippi are being affected in a bad way.
Wl Hotel South Beach, Caliente!
It was a pleasure to be on the set of El Hotel South Beach, Caliente! to photograph the show’s gallery images. The cast was great to work with. I sensed a fun and exciting energy that is sure to rub off on the show’s viewers.
Set to debut in the fall, this sprightly, comical, and sexy series is expected to heat things up before the snow birds can unpack their speedos.
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This photogrpah was taken just before the bridge that leads from Brickell into downtown Miami. I rode the bike there from my Coconut Grove studio.
The goal was to capture an image with streaking car lights so I could use it for the photographic composition project I am involved in at the moment. When I composed the shot I noticed the light was reflecting off of the bricks on the ground creating a perfect chance to silhouette my bicycle.
I feel that adding the bike as the subject caused my photograph to take on a whole new message. It looks so peaceful compared to the heavy rush hour traffic in the scene.
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.
Shot in the morning at Yosemite NP by Miami photographer Tom Clark
While looking through my archive of raw files I came across this image of Yosemite National Park’s tunnel view. This vantage point reveals El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridevail Falls.
I am aware that this view is one of the most photographed scenes in nature and has already been mastered by Ansel Adams. In face, there were many photographers standing by my side while taking this image. This is probably why it was sitting in my archive as a raw file for so long.
My current project on photo composition provided the perfect excuse for me to put this image to good use and I took advantage.
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.
South Florida provides a photographer with an expansive wilderness, and taking the time to explore it can be very satisfying. Just be sure to check the weather reports or you may end up dealing with extreme heat and mosquitoes or heavy rain.
Jonathan Dickenson State park is located just over an hour North of Miami and has primitive campsites that get you pretty far away from it all. It provides a nice setting for setting up camp and taking some nice photographs.
For me the trees are the most interesting aspect of the Florida wilderness and I hoped to capture that appreciation in this photo of the week.
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.
Photographer in Miami Tom Clark offers free gift...
Another full moon rising in the east perfectly timed with the fleeting daylight gave this photographer the great opportunity to create this free gift for family, friends, clients and internet browsers.
Valentines Day is approaching and I would like to show my love by offering a free printable version of this custom card which can be downloaded at http://www.tomclarkphoto.com/forgetmenot/.
Print this out and give it to the ones you love.
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Have a happy Valentines Day!
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.
Blue Moon Over Miami Skyline by Photographer Tom Clark
As a photographer I feel that this New Year’s Eve was not about preparing for a ball drop in Times Square, but about embracing the full moon’s rise for the second time in December.
This blue moon could not have had better timing in Miami as it rose in the East just two minutes after the sun set in the West. By the time it was coming up over the city’s skyline there was just enough light left from the day for me to capture this scene with my camera.
2009 turned out to be a good year for finding interesting jobs and meeting many great people along the way. I am looking forward to an even better 2010.
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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
Photographer, father and dog camping in the Florida Keys
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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.
Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade in Miami for the release of the Air Jordan 2010
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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 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.
Photographer Tom Clark shoots hip hop artist Dru-Ski on the streets of Miami
As a photographer in Miami I am always looking forward to the Fall. Many jobs come from out of town and last week we had the opportunity to combine young talent from New York, Atlanta, and Miami in one deadly shoot for up and coming hip hop artist Dru-Ski.
Dru-Ski is most known by his music following and those who saw him on BET’s College Hill Atlanta. He believes that there is no limit to what young people in America can acheive and intends to spread this attitude through his music and his presence on the web.
I am glad to have been a part of this production and look forward to following the progress of Dru-Ski’s career.
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.
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Firemen make for great photographic subjects and I am glad to have had the chance of shooting during a training exercise at the Coral Springs Fire Academy. Photographs seam more natural when people are faced with a situation that pushes their limits and this photograph captures the firefighters exiting a container that was over 700 degrees Fahrenheit. The men were inside for over ten minutes.
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.