After a twenty year career as a graphic designer, working with clients including Toyota, British Airways, Adidas, Waitrose and Boots PLC, Clive Booth decided to follow his life long ambition of becoming a photographer and filmmaker.
In 2006, whilst a guest at a lavish and spectacular tribute to fashion photographer Nick Knight hosted by Moet & Chandon, Booth took a series of pictures which caught the attention of Knight who then invited Booth to shoot at the following February’s London Fashion Week for SHOWstudio. Booth also went on to become Knight’s regular set photographer. Commissions soon followed and Booth’s career as a fashion, beauty and portrait photographer and filmmaker began.
He is best known for his distinctive style of selective focus in available, continuous and found light, giving his work an atmospheric, intimate and at times ethereal quality. He is also known for his experimentation with and early adoption of new technologies and techniques.
Booth’s association with the still and moving image first started in the early nineties shooting films in extreme locations for TV including a two month expedition to Spitsbergen in the high Arctic, several Scottish and European filming trips followed including climbing and filming on the Eiger, Switzerland for Blue Peter in 1991 earning him a prestigious Blue Peter badge.
Recent commissions include ad campaigns, commercials and short films for House of Holland, George Michael, Canon Europe, Asus, Intel, House of Amouage, H&M, Ernst & Young, Fiat, Shu Uemura and L’Oreal. His clients include Aston Martin, Hackett London, Louis Vuitton, Moet & Chandon, Silhouette Eyewear and MAC Cosmetics.
Clive is a member of the Canon Ambassador Programme, the Adobe Influencer Programme and a contributor to Nick Knight’s online fashion and art project SHOWstudio.com.