Carlos Clarke was born in Ireland in June 1950. Early in his career he
worked in journalism and
advertising, before moving to England to study design at the West
Sussex College of Art. During his studies, his interest in photography
grew through to his graduation from the Royal College of Art in 1975.
He has worked in almost every area of photography, gaining recognition
for his photojournalism and portraits of celebrities, plus he has
gained several awards for his work on high profile advertising
His real passion has always been for photographing models, in an
interview with Steal-Life magazine he said, "I
much prefer to work with real people, its much more
rewarding. To work with prepared models is a bit like processed food
you tend to get something thats already been
half-boiled by a bunch of other cooks. Virgin models are like wild strawberries: tastier, elusive and fun to find." - Bob Carlos Clarke 1950 - 2006.
Bob's funeral will take place on 6 April.
A memorial service is bring organised for friends and colleagues.