New York-basked photographer Clay Patrick McBride began his visual training in the South of France, where he spent his late teens and early twenties studying painting and art history. He eventually turned his focus to photograph and moved to New York City in the early 1990’s to attend the School of Visual Arts. While earning his BFA, McBride developed a style of portraiture that celebrated and empowered the subject with humor and honesty.
His arresting portraits of top athletes and musicians like LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Norah Jones and Kid Rock have appeared in the pages of countless magazines, including Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Maxim and XXL. Clay’s commercial work includes dozens of album covers for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Elektra Records, in addition to print campaigns for Pontiac, Coca-Cola, Boost Mobile, Nike, VH1 and Chevrolet 1.
An artist truly enamored of the human spirit, McBride remains dedicated to producing images that capture the essence of identity and individuality.