Greig Clifford

Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧

For those unfamiliar with my name it is pronounced 'Greg'. I live near Brighton, UK. I have spent the last few years since 2010 as a rock/punk/metal music photographer, widely published in national printed and online music press with a number of album and EP artwork credits. More recently I have been showing my personal work and building a profile as a street / fine photographer, too. In 2020, I self published my first photo book and had images selected for exhibition at the SPA Biennial (Guildford, UK) and the BHCC "Our City" exhibition (seafront exhibition, Brighton, UK).

I take inspiration from the original street photographers of yesteryear, particularly those who combined the documentary style with a highly artistic aesthetic and I try to apply a similar timeless feel to my own image making, looking to create strong compositional images as equally at home displayed on a wall as in a publication.

I prefer to create images as an unnoticed spectator of life around me. I'm drawn to creating images that hint at non-tangible elements of human nature, that encourage deeper thought, sometimes using metaphor to explore themes such as companionship, curiosity, determination, freedom, isolation, loss, emotions, moments of contemplation, and all manner of connections and interactions between people and the world around them. I enjoy experimenting with abstract techniques when it suits a subject, but sometimes the world just presents itself in a particularly artistic way and I love catching those natural moments too.