Andrew Thomas Clifton has emerged in the world of creative visuals as an imaginative and consistently evolving Imagineer. Raised in a variety of cities across the vast environments of the United States, he offers a piece of that vastness to the types of work that he works with including Photography and Videography to Creative Direction, and Graphic Design. Andrew shares his genuine and heartfelt vision of the royal nature within the people, places, and things that are apart of the world around us. Andrew has no formal training or teaching, but a deep rooted love for visuals and for subjects that find themselves on the opposite side of his talent and the teams he manages. He is known for constantly combining his other passions (such as science, poetry, and vintage motion pictures) into that work for a style that he likes to call “Funky Fine Art Journalism."
With beginnings in self-taught photographic experiments dating back to 2005, Andrew produces timeless visuals across the spectrum of creative genres and types that explore the roots of the core emotions that are common to all men and women. His black and white photography is noted as being especially provoking and legendary in the ability to captivate the eye with what would be under any other circumstance simply another moment...because Andrew swears that no moment can be regarded as such. His images are also often noted for their deep use of dynamic lighting contrast, a powerful and provoking bending of natural light, and an intimate connection with simple item in a seemingly complex world. He has noted that his job as a photographer is to interpret and love the nature and relativity of beauty across the universe and to share that viewpoint with the viewer.
This ever-evolving ability and conceptual change in work have earned Andrew the acclaim of various media and also made his works a significant part of numerous art collections and professional clients visual campaigns across the world. In 2007, he was selected one of the few select photographers contracted to shoot President Barack Obama during a private session for his first campaign. Among those acclaims for him includes the honor (in 2005) of being the youngest photographer (at the age of 24) ever inducted into the prestigious Paul R. Jones Collection where his work is viewed along side such legendary photographers as P.H. Polk, James Van Der Zee, and Gordon Parks. His work has been selected for such clients as Pepsi, Harris Publications, Bravo TV Network, Scratch Magazine, Ebony Magazine, The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools of America.