"It was the love of the outdoors that brought me back to photography. Over the last 14 years while shooting on assignment, I have fallen into quicksand, had several near-death experiences while shooting rock climbing and explored remote and uncharted corners of the globe. I am obsessed with photography and the outdoors and sharing that obsession with others."
Michael Clark 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 risked life and limb on a variety of assignments to bring back stunning images of rock climbers, mountaineers, kayakers, 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, gusto, 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 been featured in Outdoor Photographer (September 2001), Nikon World Magazine (Summer 2006) and New Mexico Magazine (2007) for his work with extreme sports. A sampling of Michael's clients include National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Outside, Men's Journal, Backpacker, Outdoor Photographer, Climbing, Bike, Nike, Nikon, Adobe, Patagonia, Propel/Gatorade, Arc'teryx, Camelbak and many others.
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