|Clifton Parker is an artist versed and established in many mediums. He has worked on as a musician on stage, appeared on screen, and worked in the studio pursuing his artistic endeavors. His work has varied from performing in front of the lens and microphone to being behind the camera and mixing board.
Clifton draws from these experiences in the music and fashion industries and incorporates them into his work creating a unique photographic vision filled with raw, playful beauty with sensual overtones. With these strong influences and unique visions, Clifton produces an eclectic and incomparable body of work in the fields of fashion, editorial, product, and advertising photography.
Clifton has lived and worked in markets as creatively diverse as NYC, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Paris. His studies of the arts have taken place at the University of South Carolina, Coastal Carolina University, Tokyo Denki University in Japan, and Focus Fashion Photography in Paris. His photography has appeared in numerous galleries and publications, as well as countless commissions by commercial clients throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Clifton currently shares his time between his homes in Myrtle Beach, SC and Brooklyn, NY where he spends his time doing photography, the occasional live Dj set, entertaining his cat Nahja, and repairing his 1968 Norton Fastback cafe' racer or riding his 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado police motorcycle.
Cliftonâs clients for print and advertising include Swarovski Crystals, Vh-1, Kaufmanfranco, Target, Blenhiemâs Ginger Ale, Sephora, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Patrick McMullan Company, La Verdad Records, Architek One Records, 944 Magazine, Riviera Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Boulevard Magazine, National Diabetes Association, as well as many others.
Celebrities that Clifton has photographed include the likes of Steve O, Patrick McMullan, Manuela Feris, Anthony Michael Hall, Jorge Bendersky, Tony Darrow, Joe Gannascoli, Alepho Deng, Jackie Newgent, Sam Champion, and Adrienne Bailon, just to name a few.