About Photographer Clay Cook
Every photograph begins with an idea. The photographer’s job is to capture that idea and transform it into art, bigger than life, beyond all expectations.
I am a storyteller. Using light, color, and composition, I like to tell stories in an intuitive way, creating imagery that brings life to any vision. My aim is to capture the emotional depth and empathetic details of a subject, effectively telling the story they want to share with the world. As a multi-faceted creative, I understand the type of dedication required to bring an idea to fruition, and I like to think I bring that well-rounded sensibility to my image-making. My experience in the music industry has shaped my approach to the relationships I’ve forged throughout my career, and I value those connections above all. You can find more about that in my blog.
My work explores human connection in all its forms, whether that means working on humanitarian projects on another continent, shooting a tourism campaign in Louisiana, or creating a brightly-hued editorial portrait. I’ve worked with wide-ranging clientele such as A&E, History, Lifetime, Comcast, Carrier, Uproxx, Livestrong, NFL, and even Papa John's Pizza, so nothing is out of the question. In addition, I’ve also completed assignments internationally for publications such as National Geographic, Time, Forbes, Popular Mechanics, The Guardian, and W Magazine.
A&E, Carrier, Celaya Tequila, Comcast, ESPN, Forbes, History, Kentucky Proud, Lifetime, National Geographic, NFL, Norton Healthcare, O Magazine, Palm Beach Tourism, Papa Johns Pizza, Popular Mechanics, SamTec, The Guardian, Time, USA Today, Uproxx, and W
Anker, Benro, BlackRapid, Canon, Phase One, Savage, SAXX Underwear Co., Sekonic, SKB, Profoto, Tether Tools, SmugMug, Think Tank Photo, ViewSonic, Wacom, and X-Rite
Press and Publicity
Bored Panda, CreativeLive, DP Review, Digital SLR Photography, Digital Photo, Fstoppers, PetaPixel, Rangefinder, Resource, and SLR Lounge