Michael Clinard's colorful and quirky photos are rooted in his education in conceptual art. After receiving graduate degrees in new media, photography and art history, Clinard moved to Seattle to pursue editorial and commercial photography as media through which to make art.
Clinard’s narrative, conceptual style is hyperbolic and stretches the imagination to a visual extreme. He thrives on a challenge and never hesitates to push the creative envelope. Using his sketchbook and camera as tools, Clinard creates surreal tableaus within familiar settings.
Select awards: PDN 30, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward and Addy Award.
Clients include: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Marriott, Amazon, Esquire, Microsoft, Adweek, Zillow, Fast Company, Mitsubishi Electronics, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Guardian