Scientist Eric Horvitz for Popular Science Magazine

I recently photographed Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Managing Director of Microsoft Research Studio in Redmond, WA for Popular Science magazine.

Tearsheet for Popular Science Magazine. Brad Wenner photo on left with photo of Eric Horvitz on right by Michael Clinard. 

Tearsheet for Popular Science Magazine. Brad Wenner photo on left with photo of Eric Horvitz on right by Michael Clinard. 

While the assignment from Thomas Payne, Photo Director at the publication, dictated that the shots focus on Mr. Horvitz being rapt in conversation in profile as the tearsheet demonstrates, I got some great shots of a relaxed genius talking about the direction our lives will take as a result of artificial intelligence. 

Eric Horvitz, computer scientist. Photo by Michael Clinard.  

Eric Horvitz, computer scientist. Photo by Michael Clinard.  

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Look forward to posting more new work soon!  

Mike

Adam Selipsky for Tableau Software

I was humbled to be enlisted to photograph the news that Adam Selipsky, formerly of Amazon, is taking the reigns at Seattle-based Tableau Software from co-founder, Christian Chabot.  

Christian Chabot (left) and Adam Selipsky (right) for Tableau Software. Shot August 18th, 2016 in Downtown Seattle.  

Christian Chabot (left) and Adam Selipsky (right) for Tableau Software. Shot August 18th, 2016 in Downtown Seattle.  

Having had the fortune to photograph both gentlemen within the last year, I took the relished the task of fashioning an image that showed both poise and grace.  

Adam Selipsky, CEO of Tableau Software. Photo by Michael Clinard.

Adam Selipsky, CEO of Tableau Software. Photo by Michael Clinard.

Here are some additional outtakes from my session with Mr. Selipsky while making his new portrait. 

Adam Selipsky, CEO of Tableau Software. Photo by Michael Clinard. 

Adam Selipsky, CEO of Tableau Software. Photo by Michael Clinard. 

Adam Selipsky, CEO of Tableau Software. Photo by Michael Clinard.

Adam Selipsky, CEO of Tableau Software. Photo by Michael Clinard.

Atelier

We draw all the time.

One of many drawings from Sunday, August 21st, 2016. Photo by Michael Clinard. 

One of many drawings from Sunday, August 21st, 2016. Photo by Michael Clinard. 

More soon, 

Mike

Lighting the form

I love light and relish making men and women feel confident and elevated through my portraiture. 

The photographer assistant, Jud Felder. Shot August 18th, 2016 for upcoming project.  

The photographer assistant, Jud Felder. Shot August 18th, 2016 for upcoming project.  

Really loved how one project fell together this week. 

Enjoy the weekend, 

Mike

#Butthurt over awards

I didn't win the PDN30 award with this edit made in 2013, but it galvanized a fire within me. 

Late 2013 edit of Michael Clinard's submission to PDN magazine for PDN30 award consideration, 2014.  

Late 2013 edit of Michael Clinard's submission to PDN magazine for PDN30 award consideration, 2014.  

The fire being to determine whether the images I was making were stylistically interesting or pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium.

Late 2013 edit of Michael Clinard's submission to PDN magazine for PDN30 award consideration, 2014. 

Late 2013 edit of Michael Clinard's submission to PDN magazine for PDN30 award consideration, 2014. 

If not for my wife, I would've never asked to see Conor Risch, PDN photo editor, for an in-person meeting in late October 2014 after what was my third nomination for the award. It was then that I laid out my influences, the earmarks which define my style and the personal work made about identity and fatherhood.

Late 2013 edit of Michael Clinard's submission to PDN magazine for PDN30 award consideration, 2014. 

Late 2013 edit of Michael Clinard's submission to PDN magazine for PDN30 award consideration, 2014. 

I could easily say that if not for that meeting, then I may never have gotten the nod for the PDN30 in 2015. Either way, without good "fieldwork" one may never know if the imagery one makes for personal reasons could ever move across a threshold of recategorization from say 'unique vision' to part of the 'photo canon.' Awards help with these classifications, but by no means are they necessary.

TO THE YOUNG ARTISTE - be tenacious, pound the proverbial pavement; go see the modern-day, practicing Tintoretto in the flesh. One must see the eyes of one's contemporaries to know the true definition of vision. And they're never your competition...they're colleagues. 

Mike

Dad, 2016

 "Dad, 2016," is a new performance-based, photographic art project from the Seattle photographer, Michael Clinard, whereby a double has been fashioned to represent the sleeping artist.

Borrowed the above from my Vimeo page, but it's more heavy than that. Dad stuff, you know? 

More soon,  

Mikey

The Vampire's Kiss

In case poetic devices fall outside your lookout post, I'm likening Fatherhood to being undead, ya dig? 

The point I'm making is that with three kids (or hell) with one kid even, you're not yourself. You're changing and doing things you've never felt yourself doing before, saying and feeling the things only you mortals feel.

But I'm undead now, so what gives? 

More soon,

#FarOutDad Michael Clinard

This Darkness

I'm mesmerized by your ice blue blood my love. 

Tala Mae as 4.75 year-old vampire. Photo by Dad, Michael Clinard. 

Tala Mae as 4.75 year-old vampire. Photo by Dad, Michael Clinard. 

Blanched and in black, I'll walk within whatever meadow you choose for us. 

To the one who made me Daddy with your Vampire 💋, I'll remain forever yours in the darkness.

#☕️ for Creatives

I'm up at 5am most mornings (8am Eastern time) while the rest of the crew really wakes at 7. 

The Morning Cup, 2016. A photo by Michael Clinard.  

The Morning Cup, 2016. A photo by Michael Clinard.  

Being Seattle, no one's really going until they've had their morning ☕️, but it takes a sunrise and high altitude air with a nip in it to really get me going. 

More soon, 

Mikey

The Artist as I

I'm drawing a lot and working on a new NYC portfolio for my rep, Michelle Bablitz, of Saint Lucy Represents.  

Preparatory sketch for continuing film portraits, 2016. Seen here, Homa Khalatbary, mother of friend, Leyla.  

Preparatory sketch for continuing film portraits, 2016. Seen here, Homa Khalatbary, mother of friend, Leyla.  

In between the winnowing diaper changes, I'm pulling new imagery for that book and slowly adding to a stockpile of shot, 4x5 fujichrome. 

Image from ongoing, self-portrait project entitled, I (kinda) look like this now, 2016.  

Image from ongoing, self-portrait project entitled, I (kinda) look like this now, 2016.  

Keeping a few longform projects active, too; I mention all this only because my blog prose has changed both in style and length since the kiddos have come along.

Portrait of the artist as a young man, Trevor Crump, 2016. Photo by Michael Clinard.   

Portrait of the artist as a young man, Trevor Crump, 2016. Photo by Michael Clinard.   

As I grow as an artist and father, I'm often prone to this kind of transparency nowadays. 

A quick Sunday update for all. 

More soon, 

Mikey

The Consequences of Hanging with #Dad, 2016

Will be shooting 4x5 film this week for a personal project I've had in mind for quite some time. I've been developing the light and exposure times over the last 6-7 months as time allows between commissioned projects and new home work. 

Zana Clinard, the daughter of Seattle artist, Michael Clinard proclaiming to the world her vision. 

Zana Clinard, the daughter of Seattle artist, Michael Clinard proclaiming to the world her vision. 

Seen here, the artist's daughter, Zana Clinard, being my stand-in model. 

Photographic still from ongoing personal project entitled, The Consequences of Hanging with Dad, 2016. Seen above, Zana Clinard at 16 months. 

Photographic still from ongoing personal project entitled, The Consequences of Hanging with Dad, 2016. Seen above, Zana Clinard at 16 months. 

More soon, 

Mike