Biography

Clint is a talented South African photographer, lens-based artist and photo essayist with a profound gift for capturing humanity. His lens-based artistry unravels the hidden perspectives of the overlooked or forgotten in society, resulting in work that is timeless, measured and still. His self-taught technical flair and experimental signature style has created visual narratives whose timeless profundity permeates political, private and commercial spaces.

In his quest to re-balance historical narratives, he wasn't drawn towards one of his defining bodies of work: `Hidden Shadows and Silent Voices of Prison Number 4’. This collection was captured inside the historic and notorious `Number Four’ prison at Constitution Hill. The series was created to communicate the great injustice and inhumanity of conditions in this infamous prison that was the home to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Robert Sobukwe and Oliver Tambo amongst numerous others.

His experimental signature style has also resulted in collaborations with the likes of Aston Martin International, FIFA, the Mexican Football Hall of Fame and others. Clint created a series of works titled ‘Real Heroes’ which was recognized as official licensed products of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The collection featured the children who regularly spend many hours practicing the ‘beautiful game’ in rural areas on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape for no financial benefit.

He was also commissioned by Aston Martin Global to capture the essence of this iconic brand in a series of abstract, contemporary photographs that were recognized as part of their brand identity for roll-out via their global dealership network. The Mexican Hall of Fame commissioned Clint to create a bronze sculpture that has been given to over 100 of the world’s greatest footballers when they are inducted into this prestigious hall of fame. These include the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton, David Beckham, Zinedine, Rinaldo and many others.

As appreciation for the success accorded him in his career, Clint elected to invest in other artists of African descent. In 2016, the photographer opened The Melrose Gallery, in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg creating one of the few artist-owned galleries in South Africa.

 

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