Michael Clarke is an internationally published Outdoor Photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He produces intense, raw images of athletes pushing their sports to the limit and has a risked life and limb on a variety of assignments to bring back stunning images of rock climbers, mountaineers, kayakers, big-wave surfers and mountain bikers in remote locations around the world. He uses unique angles, bold colors, strong graphics and dramatic lighting to capture fleeting moments of passion, flair and bravado in the outdoors.
Balancing extreme action with subtle details, striking portraits and wild landscapes, he creates images for the editorial, advertising and stock markets worldwide.
As a former physicist Michael has worked on both sides of the technical revolution, helping refine the technology and using it for his current profession. He has worked as a professional photographer since 1996 and added digital photography to his repertoire in 2003. While Michael still shoots some film, mostly medium format, the lions share of his images are now produced with high resolution digital cameras.
Michael's work has been featured in many publications including Digital Photo Pro, Outdoor Photographer, Nikon World magazine, Digital Photographer UK, Rangefinder magazine and New Mexico magazine for his work with extreme sports. Digital Photo Pro magazine proclaimed Michael a Master of Adventure photographer in their 2011 masters issue.
In addition to shooting still images, Michael has also launched Michael Clark Productions which produces top notch motion and video pieces using state of the art digital cinema cameras.