Bob Carlos Clarke | the artist




The artist Bob Carlos Clarke
Born 1950, Southern Ireland.
Died March 26 2006 South West London, England.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

Picture: Scarlett Carlos Clarke


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Born in Cork, Ireland, Bob Carlos Clarke moved to England in 1964, and completed his degree at the Royal College of Art in 1975. He soon established himself as a first-call fashion, portrait and commercial photographer and soon moved on to do campaigns for Smirnoff, Wallis, GHD and Volkswagen, amongst numerous others. He photographed the famous, including Keith Richards, Caprice, Rachel Weisz and Dita Von Teese, and in 1987, Bob Carlos Clarkeshot White Heat in the frenetic kitchens of the then up-and-coming chef Marco Pierre White – capturing, in Carlos Clarke’s words, ‘the passion and violence that was never seen in the effete world of jovial cooks’.
Bob Carlos Clarke was born in Cork, Ireland in 1950, and moved to England in 1964 to study art and design at The West Sussex College of Art where he developed an interest in photography. He then went on to The London College of Printing, before completing his degree at the Royal College of Art in 1975…
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