Read an exclusive interview with Clive Arrowsmith
Clive Arrowsmith is a London based, celebrated international photographer. After leaving art school where he studied painting and design, he began taking photographs whilst working as a graphic designer for television. Leaving television to work as a photographer, he soon gained commissions from leading fashion magazines, most notably, British & French Vogue, Harpers, The Sunday Times Colour Magazine, Vanity Fair, and Esquire U.S.A. Clive continues to work in this genre in both editorial and advertising photography and is equally known for his music and celebrity images; Paul McCartney, Wings, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, George Harrison, Daniel Barenboim, Anna Netrebko, Art Garfunkel, Def Leppard, Prince Charles, Michael Caine and Damien Hirst to name a few. Arrowsmith is the only photographer to have photographed the Pirelli Calendar two years in succession.
Having worked on many major stills advertising campaigns such as De Beers, Revlon, G.H.D. Morello, Caroline Castigliano, Lexus, Hassleblad etc., Clive has continued to broaden his creative scope moving on to direct commercials for Heinz, Revlon, Hamlet Cigars (winner of The Silver Lion Cannes Film Festival), Rapeed Sunglasses, and music videos of artists like Lee Griffiths, Jamiroquai, Jools Holland, ZTT and Def Leppard. Clive has recently been working in Taiwan on the Free Tibet campaign with the Heavy Metal band, Chthonic, and has also photographed His Holiness the Dalai Lama several times.