David Clerihew puts the ‘sexy men in shorts’ in ‘photography’
Of all of the photographers I have written about to date, David Clerihew seems to be one of the more experienced. He also has a more impressive list of clients, and I was surprised to see that I was actually familiar with some of his promotional work. I’ve definitely seen the above ad before, and it’s great to be able to put a name to a popular piece. It isn’t often that photographers receive recognition for famous snapshots, especially when we’re talking about the general public. One does not often stop to wonder who is behind the lens of oft-seen advertisements, and most people can count the number of famous photogs that they know on one hand. Obviously, if you’re studying photography, or have a passion for it in general, none of what I just wrote applies to you. If you immediately recognized the above shot as being the work of David Clerihew, congratulations; you’ve just won a prize: a high-five from me…and usually I charge 10$ each for those, so count yourself lucky.
I really enjoyed all of the Nike promo photos that I found when searching the UK photographer’s work. They capture the right element of drama to bring significance to the brand without over-embellishing the photos themselves. I don’t have much else to say except check out his work, he has quite the impressive portfolio.