Still making personal work.
I recently photographed Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Managing Director of Microsoft Research Studio in Redmond, WA for Popular Science magazine.
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.
Look forward to posting more new work soon!
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.
Having had the fortune to photograph both gentlemen within the last year, I took the task of fashioning an image that showed both poise and grace very seriously.
Here are some additional outtakes from my session with Mr. Selipsky while making his new portrait.
We draw all the time.
I love light and relish making men and women feel confident and elevated through my portraiture.
Really loved how one project fell together this week.
Enjoy the weekend,
I love the nighttime.
Fatherhood's a trip,
I didn't win the PDN30 award with this edit made in 2013, but it galvanized a fire within me.
The fire being to determine whether the images I was making were stylistically interesting or pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium.
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.
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.
"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?
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?
#FarutDad Michael Clinard
I'm mesmerized by your ice blue blood my love.
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.
I'm up at 5am most mornings (8am Eastern time) while the rest of the crew really wakes at 7.
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.
I'm drawing a lot and working on a new NYC portfolio for my rep, Michelle Bablitz, of Saint Lucy Represents.
In between the winnowing diaper changes, I'm pulling new imagery for that book and slowly adding to a stockpile of shot, 4x5 fujichrome.
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.
As I grow as an artist and father, I'm often prone to this kind of transparency nowadays.
A quick Sunday update for all.
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.
Seen here, the artist's daughter, Zana Clinard, being my stand-in model.
Shot this seven months ago.
It was the primary mover behind my Self-Portrait as Line and Star image from late last year.
Will forever be in the field experimenting with light and reflection.
Beyond that, I'll soon be sharing new exceptionally-lit portraits, campaigns and editorial features and assignments coming over the next two weeks.
Just have a few honey-do's round the new casa.
Been doing a lot more editing lately. It was a passion many years ago.