The Picture Review Team was thrilled to recently host the singular and truly soulful Mr. Clay Patrick McBride for, “On Process, a conversation with Clay Patrick McBride and Sean Perry.”
Mr. McBride presented a wonderful trove of projects and pictures, including his covers for Time Magazine, Allen Iverson for SLAM, the iconic Jay Z White House photo essay and many others. He also shared multiple personal projects, including an evocative reel of his images interwoven with poetry from friend, Robert Mitchell.
He offered generous insight into his background and practice – beginning in the south of France studying the fine arts at the Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing, and the subsequent move to New York City that launched his career. He also spoke to his substantial work and desire in crafting images and sets, the demands and working process of a successful artist.
The Picture Review mentors are currently producing Edition Two and beginning the review of submissions. We are inspired and so deeply grateful to Mr. McBride for gifting us this special and rare opportunity. Thank you sir!
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Clay Patrick McBride is an American portrait photographer, artist, and film maker.
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.
An artist truly enamored of the human spirit, McBride remains dedicated to producing images that capture the essence of identity and individuality.