David Clanton has been active in photography since his teenage years in Louisiana. He began his career as a staff photographer and later became a freelancer and fine artist, moving from film to digital media and processes. David has continued his passion for photography without interruption through careers in marketing and advertising. In recent years, he has focused on abstract digital art photography.
David developed his passion for photography through an apprenticeship, by personal experimentation, and experience in range of photographic areas including photojournalism, editorial illustration, and studio work.
The photographic artistry of David Clanton spans the genres of portraiture and digital abstract fine art photography. His work seeks to create visual elegance from the mundane. Beginning with textures and forms, he creates organic compositions using vibrant colors and naturally occurring textures. There is an element in his work that compels the viewer to experience visual splendor in the commonplace world we seldom stop to examine.