Clay was born in Albuquerque, NM and he picked up his dad’s camera at the age of ten. Within a few months, his dad knew he was never getting his camera back. Clay lived and worked in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles before making his home base in Dallas, Texas. After exploring photography for some time, he realized he got the most satisfaction from telling stories with photography – whether it’s people with product, engaging in activities, the animals they love (especially dogs!) or the places where they travel. He is especially grateful for the friendships he has gained doing what he loves. He now travels across the country working with some of the best advertising agencies and corporate brands. When he is not behind the camera, he spends his free time running, rescuing and fostering dogs with some amazing rescue groups in Dallas (He has 2 rescue dogs at home.)
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