Clementine is a photographer located in New York, NY. She focuses on music documentation, as well as themes of feminine identity in her personal work. In any work she makes, Clementine aims to capture emotion and vulnerability in its raw form while emulating the beauty of a single moment.
My goal as a photographer is to document and showcase people in their most raw and authentic forms. In most of my work, I focus on musicians and the music scene, documenting the beauty of subcultures and expression through art and music. I aim to challenge people's perceptions and truly have the viewer see something in a new light. No matter what I document or capture I want it to be raw and gritty, that's where I think art gets interesting.
Since I was young, I have been drawn to punk culture and music, which is what started this drive of mine to find and capture the gritty side of life. Raised by a punk Dad and a Goth Mom, I relate to the rejects, the misfits, and the undiscovered. Music has always been a place of comfort and expression and I am forever drawn to that sense of community. Music photography and documentation is my passion. I look up to great documentary photographers of the past in music history and see a life I want to live and the art I aim to create. Music has affected my life like no other, music documentation allows me to indulge myself with music and be surrounded by what truly thrills me.
I have been documenting local music scenes as a photographer for over 5 years, I was the lead photographer for a local music magazine for 3 years (editor and chief for 1 year), and have photographed and worked with legendary musicians like KISS, Nick Cave, Keith Morris and Janet Jackson. The rush of photographing musicians and shows is indescribable and is something I never want to give up. It is an honor to work for music legends, as well as discover new and incredible artists, and I am happy to share my journey as I go.
Clementine's experience & education:
AAS in Photography and Integrated media MHCC, Photography BFA Fashion Institute of Technology 2022-24. Photographer & Social Media Intern Long Play Recording Feb 2017 - Jan 2020, Staff Photographer & Social Media Assistant at Build Forward Design LLC Jun 2019 - Present, Lead Photographer/Writer Electric Daze Magazine July 2018 - Jan 2022, Photographer at Harlem Fashion Row NYFW 2022.