Tommy Clarke - Pictures, Art, Photography

Tommy Clarke

  Entry by Tommy Clarke
Entry
The Beach
€ 3,069
  Amadores South by Tommy Clarke
Amadores South
The Beach
from € 879 to € 1,689
  Blue Umbrellas Miami by Tommy Clarke
Blue Umbrellas Miami
The Beach
from € 949 to € 1,839
  Antigua by Tommy Clarke
Antigua
The Beach
from € 649 to € 1,219
  Blue Sunbeds by Tommy Clarke
Blue Sunbeds
The Beach
from € 949 to € 1,839
  Boats in Cove by Tommy Clarke
Boats in Cove
The Beach
from € 619 to € 1,149
  Colony by Tommy Clarke
Colony
The Beach
from € 679 to € 1,349
  Jolly Beach by Tommy Clarke
Jolly Beach
Minis
€ 159

Background Information about Tommy Clarke

Introduction

British photographer Tommy Clarke leans well outside the cockpit of a helicopter to photograph beachscapes from an almost perpendicular angle. That way, drifting yellow boats or the course of the Ironman in Hawaii become graphical structures – the transition between the beach teeming with people and turquoise sea appears as an ordered pattern. We are unaccustomed to seeing the scenery in this way, and we feel an urge to decipher it. At the same time, however, our eyes simply soak in the beauty of it all.

Clarke’s first helicopter photograph was of Bondi Beach in Sydney. He has since flown over beaches all around the world. The photographer painstakingly plans every shoot, scouting potentially suitable stretches of the coast with Google Earth. While taking photographs, Clarke is primarily fascinated by the interactions between colors. “No one would go to the beach with a beige towel, beige beach brolly, and beige swimsuit. Instead we all get out the brightest colours we have and sprawl ourselves along the sand.”

Bio

Self-taught photographer Tommy Clarke grew up on the southern coast of England. He started his career at GQ and his work has appeared in renowned magazines such as the British Journal of Photography, Conde Nast Traveller, and Harper’s Bazaar. In 2015, Clarke was named the International Landscape Photographer of the Year. He lives in London.

Exhibitions

2018Tulips, Tommy Clarke Studio, London, UK
2017Iceland, The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
2016Up in the Air, The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
Antigua, Nelson’s Dockyard, St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda
2015Salt, Rosewood, London, UK
2014Ship to Shore, London, UK