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Tommy Clarke

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Tommy isn't your average photographer - this dare devil prefers to hang out of the side of helicopters, capturing landscapes from a different angle.

He's been around the globe taking photographs of some of the most beautiful places on earth, including; the salt lakes of Utah & San Francisco, Shark Bay in Australia and the Caribbean island of Antigua. Some are so beautiful infact, that they can be mistaken for paintings! 

We had the pleasure of meeting Tommy at his recent exhibition 'Up In The Air' in London, and decided he would be our first blog post! So here we are, 10 minutes with Tommy Clarke - enjoy!

 
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How long ago did your career in photography start? 

I started taking photos seriously whilst i was at university, sport, fashion, portraits etc.

 

 

Have you always been interested in photography?

Sport used to be my passion but I broke my back at 17 and had find some less energetic hobbies, photography meant i could still be involved in sport, but from the sidelines.

 

 

What have you found the most challenging on your career journey? 

Juggling the business side of my career. I can take good photos from helicopters but being a businessman took time to learn and i made a fair few mistakes along the way.

 

 

Would you have done anything differently if you had the chance?

I've pretty much reinvested every penny I've made in photography back in to myself and my career, be it equipment, travel or shoots, so I'm fairly confident I've gone about it the right way.

 

 

Where do you find your inspiration? 

I love to travel, cultures and foreign landscapes are a huge influence, and if I don't have the time to then magazines like Conde Nast Traveler help me daydream

 

 

What would you say is your favourite piece to date? 

Shark Bay in Western Australia was incredible; it has a landscape like no other! I'd love to go back to explore from ground level next time.

 

 

How do you come up with a location?

A lot of the locations I shoot I find articles about and then think, how about I bring my angle to this landscape, would it create something special?

 

 

What's next for you? 

I am off to research a shoot in Iceland next, its a dream location so I’m going to invest some time in to getting it right!