Ian Clark is a West Newbury, Vermont, based photographer who creates compelling images which tell a story with a realism that allows you to share an experience as if you were there.
Back in 1975, as a sophomore in high school, Ian started stringing for his local newspaper and has yet to stop. These days, he shoots for editorial, stock and commercial users from his home in West Newbury, VT. Ian’s work has appeared in numerous books, magazines, newspapers, calendars and print ads.
Ian is the former manager of NASA’s Photographic Section at the Langley Research Center. He also owned or managed commercial photo labs around the U.S. Along the way he personally developed something like 10,000 miles of E-6 (Ektachrome) slide film, several thousand miles of color negative, VNF and black & white films, along with something like 600 acres of photo paper.
In 1997, Ian decided to switch to making images full-time. In addition to taking projects that use photography as an engineering tool, he has built a library of over 1,200,000 images, with lots of transportation and nature images. His transportation focus is on railroads. He is working on photographing the remaining steam locomotives in the US. Of roughly 200 locomotives that can be operated, Ian has photographed 130 under steam. In the last several years, Ian has found time to pursue his other love, nature photography. He has photographed over 400 species from the Bay of Fundy to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Ian’s other interests include receiving a B.S. in Photo Finishing & Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and meeting his editor and wife, Lee, while in grad school at The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Ian insists on making the highest quality images possible. He uses the best equipment available, often finding ways to tweak off the shelf hardware to improve performance. You can see the results in his work; note the crisp focus and fine details in the images. He makes his prints with top of the line giclée printers, using only archival papers and inks. Giclée (“Zee-Clay”) is a high-end ink jet printing process that provides fine detail and allows the proper reproduction of over 64,000,000 colors.
There are more of Ian’s photos on his website, www.IanClark.com. You can contact Ian at UpperValleyPhotos@gmx.com or (848) 702-0774.