Michael Clinard has roots in the Southeastern United States but now calls Seattle home. His narrative, conceptual style is informed by graduate degrees in new media, photography and art history. The son of an Ecuadorian mother and her Tennessee stud, he is from the era of 8-bit Nintendo and unsupervised bottle rocket wars. As a photographer, he finds inspiration from everything around him and discovers the unique just about everywhere he goes.
AOL / The Huffington Post
Brooks Running Shoes
Experience Music Project
Globe and Mail
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
National Public Radio
Seattle Met Magazine
University of Washington
October 2012 - PDN Photo Plus Expo Speaker
I was invited to speak at PDN's Photo Plus Expo at the Javits Center about my transition from assisting to full-time shooting.
2011 - PDN 30 2012 Emerging Photographer Nominee
Nominated for PDN 30 for my first year of shooting in 2011 after making the transition from assisting in late 2010.
2011 - Magenta Foundation Flash Foward US Selection
Selected by the Magenta Foundation as an emerging photographer selection in the US. Work featured in a traveling exhibition.